[ITP] amanda 3.3.2

marco atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 10:22:00 GMT 2012

On 9/6/2012 7:58 AM, Mark O'Keefe wrote:
> On 06/09/2012, at 12:03 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> On 9/5/2012 12:19 AM, Mark O'Keefe wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I had tried posting this to the cygwin-apps list, but it would appear
>>> that  maybe I can't do that. So I'll post it hear for comment.
>>  From <http://cygwin.com/lists.html>:
>> cygwin-apps: a subscriber-only list for discussing packaging issues regarding applications that are distributed with the Cygwin DLL. If you are maintaining or volunteering to maintain one of the packages that is distributed with the Cygwin net releases you should be subscribed to this list.
>  From <http://cygwin.com/setup.html#submitting>
> Submitting a new package:
> So you've got a package you want to submit. Follow the following checklist before emailing the cygwin-apps mailing list and you'll almost certainly save time.
> Propose on the cygwin-apps mailing list that you are interested in becoming a package maintainer for package "foo" using a subject like "[ITP] foo 0.10". Some packages cannot be distributed via Cygwin's setup due to vendor licence limitations. Other packages may not be appropriate for Cygwin. This step will save time if, for some reason, we cannot accept the package.
> So, you might appreciate why I was confused thinking that I should email the cygwin-apps list.  I read (later) that it was a subscriber-only list and emailed to this list instead.  I'm guessing that there might need to be some updates to the website
> to reflect the correct process.
> If there is a more up-to-date set of instructions on how to contribute to Cygwin, please re-direct me.  I've used cygwin for
> years and thought I should take the opportunity to give back to the community if I can.

cygwin-apps is the right place for ITP.
If you plan to become a package maintainer you must join that
  mailing list. Follow-up there please

After you ITP someone of the other maintainers will look on your
proposal, verify your package and give a GTG or suggest some changes
and/or improvement.

The instruction at http://cygwin.com/setup.html
are correct IMHO, so at least the category "Backup"
should be changed. From the instructions:

"Please do not invent a new category without checking with the 
cygwin-apps mailing list first. As of this writing, the current 
categories are:
Accessibility 	Admin 	Archive 	Audio 	Base 	Comm
Database 	Devel 	Doc 	Editors 	Games 	Gnome
Graphics 	Interpreters 	Libs 	Mail 	Math 	Mingw
Net 	Perl 	Python 	Publishing 	Science 	Shells
System 	Text 	Utils 	Web 	X11"

I guess Archive fit in the Amanda scope.


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