Proposal to add and maintain the w3m package
Sat Feb 26 19:33:00 GMT 2005
Based on suggestions from http://cygwin.com/setup.html, I'm
announcing my willingness to be the package maintainer for the w3m
browser (http://sourceforge.net/projects/w3m). I haven't found any
mention of an existing w3m package in any Cygwin mailing list nor web
I'm a long-time Cygwin user but this would be my first time as
Before I proceed any further, I wanted to make sure the license for
the GC library won't cause any problems.
Overview -- http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/
License -- http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/license.txt
Here are preliminary setup.hint's
sdesc: "A text based Web browser and pager"
ldesc: "w3m is a text-based World Wide Web browser with IPv6
support. It features excellent support for tables and frames. It can
be used as a standalone file pager, too."
category: "Text Web"
requires: gc ncurses openssl cygwin
sdesc: "A garbage collecting replacement for C malloc or C++ new"
ldesc: "The Boehm-Demers-Weiser conservative garbage collector can
be used as a garbage collecting replacement for C malloc or C++ new.
It allows you to allocate memory basically as you normally would,
without explicitly deallocating memory that is no longer useful. The
collector automatically recycles memory when it determines that it
can no longer be otherwise accessed."
All feedback is welcome.
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