"submission rules page" proposal [Was: monotone]

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Thu Jan 5 16:28:00 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 04:08:59PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
>> >>    2. Announce on cygwin-apps@cygwin.com that you have the
>> >>       package ready for uploading. Provide the URLs to all
>> >>       package files to your mail. Just provide URLs for files
>> >>       that have actually changed, i.e., it is not necessary to
>> >>       provide a new link to a setup.hint file every time you
>> >>       update your packages.
>> Please mention that there is no reason to editorialize about the reason
>> for the upload.  We trust you as the package maintainer (unlike cygwin bug
>> reporters where we need at least 42 people to report a bug before we will
>> even consider it a bug).  All that we need in this email is the raw
>> details needed for uploading the packages to sourceware.org.  Again, maybe
>> a template email message would help.
>Also, mention that once a package has been uploaded, all
>future uploads need to bump the version number (if re-releasing
>the same upstream version, this means bumping the cygwin
>release number).  That way, even if a -1 was available on the
>mirrors only for a short time, then got pulled for some reason
>(such as the recent cmake issue), anyone who managed to
>download the -1 will see the -2 update, rather than getting
>warnings from setup.exe about the checksum changing in a
>repeat upload of a changed -1.

Yes, good point.


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