[ITA] ocaml 3.12.0

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 6 13:49:00 GMT 2010

On Sep  6 13:47, Damien Doligez wrote:
> Dear Cygwin packagers,
> It looks like the ocaml package is abandoned: the current version
> (OCaml 3.08.1) dates back to 2006, and the listed maintainer is
> Igor Pechtchanski (from before he changed his name).

Yes, Igor is AWOL for quite some time now, unfortunately.

> Unless it is by design that OCaml is held back to an obsolete version,
> I would like to volunteer to take over maintainership.

That would be nice.

> I'm one of the main developers of OCaml, and I've been a cygwin user
> for a few years now.  I'm getting tired of reinstalling OCaml by hand
> on every new cygwin I install...
> I have read through the Cygwin Package Contributor's Guide (twice).
> This is the contents of my setup.hint file for the updated package,
> mostly unchanged from Igor's version:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> sdesc: "The Objective Caml compiler and runtime"
> ldesc: "Objective Caml is a fast modern type-inferring functional
> programming language descended from the ML (Meta Language)
> family.  The OCaml compiler is developed at INRIA's project-team
> Gallium"
> requires: cygwin libncurses7
> category: Interpreters Devel
> ------------------------------------------------------------------

That's ok, but for an ITA you should also provide links to the binary
and source packages.  It's hard to check them for correctness otherwise...


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