[ITP] Macaulay2 1.1

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Jan 7 19:14:00 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 01:04:39PM -0600, Daniel R. Grayson wrote:
>I submitted an ITP for Macaulay 2 on Nov 11 and there have been no
>positive votes since then.  I would have thought that by now, if there
>were any interest in having it in cygwin, there would have been a
>positive vote.  I understand that 5 are required.

I don't really grok this paragraph.  The point of voting is to see if
there is interest.  If no one voted then, yes, that would indicate
that there was no interest.

>As I said before, Macaulay 2 is a software system for algebraic
>geometry research.  Based on Groebner bases, it provides algorithms for
>computing homological invariants of rings and modules.  Home page:
>http://www.math.uiuc.edu/Macaulay2/".  In the past it has been included
>in Fedora 8, 9, 10, see

I don't see it in Fedora 10 but it looks like it was included in the
"extras" package for older Fedoras.

>Let me know *soon*, as we hope to release 1.2 by the end of the month,
>and if it's not approved for cygwin, I'll just provide it, as I did
>with 1.1, on my own "setup" compatible repository.

It's a pretty simple process.  You need the votes, then, if you get the
votes, you need a "GTG" on the packaging.  It sounds like you don't have
either but the votes are the most crucial.


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