contributing new software

Christopher Faylor
Mon Jul 23 11:34:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 12:59:19PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>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.

Right.  We can still go through the due diligence, though.


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