[HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Apr 4 00:50:00 GMT 2008

[responding to the thread which started it all]
On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 02:35:51PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>- We create a ftp://cygwin.com/pub/cygwin-1.7 dir.
>- Under that dir, we create the full release directory structure as it
>  exists in the parallel cygwin dir, except for the "cygwin" itself.

So far so good.

>- All files in the original release dir are hardlinked into their
>  matching spot in the cygwin-1.7 dir.

I don't like hardlinking.  It's too easy to have unintended side
effects.  I think I'd rather just symlink the directories in the new
release area then rm the symlink and create a new directory when it's
time to populate the directory with a 1.7 version.

>- The "cygwin" subdir gets created and filled with only the first Cygwin
>  DLL 1.7.0 tar files.
>- Chris starts a second upset which creates the setup.ini file in
>  the cygwin-1.7 dir.

I can do this but on top of this, I'd actually like to implement my plan
for allowing people to control their own directories.  I hadn't thought
about adding a 1.7 directory but it should still be doable.

If we don't do this, I think we'll be awash in a sea of RFU's and me
pulling what little hair I have left out over upset errors.

I'd also like to finally have a package lint program which could be
invoked automatically.  Anyone want to write one of those?

I don't want to necessarily gate 1.7 on these things but a package lint
is really long overdue, IMO.  You could even write one that took a
setup.ini as input to make sure that the setup.hint was correct to help
stem the tide of upset errors.


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