contributing new software

Charles Wilson
Mon Jul 23 09:59:00 GMT 2001

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 03:15:14PM +0100, Olivier Deme wrote:
>>I have developed an curses-based application which runs on various UNIX-like
>>operating systems.
>>I believe that my software could be useful for developers working under Windows,
>>and for that reason, I have ported the software on Windows using Cygwin.
>>I would like to apply for adding my software to the official cygwin contribution
>>How should I proceed to apply the software? Is there a precise procedure to
>>follow somewhere on the Cygwin web site?
> The first procedure is to read the FAQ and mailing list archives.  Consider it
> a rite of passage.
> We'll also need to be convinced that adding the application to Cygwin is useful.
> In general, we have only added popular linux/unix packages to the distribution.
> You didn't provide enough details to determine if your package should be included
> or not.

There's also the fact that we are currently in a "no-new-packages" 
freeze until setup.exe-with-dependency/categories lands.


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