[ITP] chicken-

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Dec 10 13:57:00 GMT 2014

On Dec 10 14:18, Christian Kellermann wrote:
> * Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com> [141210 13:31]:
> > The problem is just this:  We need a maintainer for the package.
> > Somebody who's willing to do the packaging, manage updates, and
> > monitors the cygwin mailing list for user's problems.
> > 
> > Are you willing to take over Cygwin maintainership of the package?
> I can do so. I will also pass on the cygwin specific knowlegde to
> my co-developers so any of us could take care of the port. With
> other linux distributions we have a similar link to package maintainers
> / ports lists and it has worked quite well in the past.
> If that's not an option for you I humbly suggest the removal of the
> old port. It has tons of bugs and we might switch off the infrastructure
> behind the old CHICKEN extensions in the future without further
> notice.

No, that's fine, thank you.  And we can remove the old chicken port
either way.

> > You can easily install evaluation versions of 64 bit Windows into a
> > virtual machine:
> > 
> >   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-8-1-enterprise
> >   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn205302.aspx
> Thanks I will have a look. What's the cygwin way of detecting whether
> we build for 32 or 64 bit? I'd use that to switch options then.

${ARCH} is i686 or x86_64.  Or you can test like this:

  if defined ARCH_i686
  if defined ARCH_x86_64


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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