Retiring setup.hint

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Oct 25 20:23:00 GMT 2017

On Oct 25 20:42, Jon Turney wrote:
> I propose that calm will stop accepting uploads containing setup.hint some
> time shortly after 2017-11-18.
> This is approximately one year after the cygport release [1] which, stopped
> generating these files, so if you're using cygport >= 0.23.0, no action is
> needed.
> Warnings that you need to upgrade cygport have been generated for more than
> 6 months [2].
> After setup.hint uploads are disabled, any remaining setup.hint in the
> cygwin release on will be migrated to pvr.hint(s), as per
> [3].
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

I'm still generating setup.hint files for the Cygwin package itself.

Please have a look into cygwin's cygport file.  Do we have an *easy*
replacement for creating test releases from cygport in the meantime?

Ideally I can simply call cygport with a --test parameter or some such
to create a test release.

As long as we don't have that, I'm inclined to veto the idea to drop


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