Updated setup.ini with descriptions, categories, and dependencies

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Tue Aug 28 17:26:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 07:17:22PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Ralf Habacker wrote:
>> Hi,
>> has anybody thinked about the cygipc package, which is needed by kde ? Should
>> this be integrated and if so in which category ?
>This has been mentioned with respect to postgresql and kde. 
>Unfortunately, the answer is: "nothing we can do".  That particular
>dependency will remain "off book" (kinda like Social Security in the US
>-- it's "real", but it doesn't "count")
>The problem is basically that the best is the enemy of the good (or in
>this case, the merely adequate).
>The Right Thing To Do is to add full IPC support to cygwin itself. 
>There are a few folks thinking about this issue, and what it will
>require.  Among them: a streamlined daemon starter (cygrunsrv...), a
>daemon to manage permissions and the shared objects themselves (Egor's
>"cygwin daemon"?), and *a complete rewrite of IPC code without reference
>to cygipc*.  (This has to do with licensing issues; the original authors
>of cygipc retain copyright, and seem to have disappeared -- therefore,
>we can't contact them to encourage them to assign copyright to Cygnus. 

IIRC, the original "authors" got the code from the linux kernel so they
couldn't actually assign anything.


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