Putting packages up for adoption

Yaakov Selkowitz yselkowitz@cygwin.com
Sun Mar 22 22:34:05 GMT 2020

On Fri, 2020-03-20 at 10:29 +0100, Jan Nijtmans wrote:
> Op vr 20 mrt. 2020 om 05:03 schreef Yaakov Selkowitz:
> > To that end, in the best interest of the community, please consider my
> > packages up for adoption.  I don't expect that any one person will take
> > all of them; some are obsolete and due for removal anyway, some should
> > be picked up as soon as possible, and others might just end up
> > bitrotting if nobody is interested in them.  However, in whatever there
> > is interest (or need), hopefully what is there now will serve as a
> > strong foundation to on which to continue to build.
> I'm willing to adopt the tcl-related packages:
>     mingw64-i686-tcl                             Yaakov Selkowitz
>     mingw64-i686-tk                              Yaakov Selkowitz
>     mingw64-x86_64-tcl                           Yaakov Selkowitz
>     mingw64-x86_64-tk                            Yaakov Selkowitz
>     tcl                                          Yaakov Selkowitz
>     tcl-itcl                                     Yaakov Selkowitz
>     tcl-itk                                      Yaakov Selkowitz
>     tcl-iwidgets                                 Yaakov Selkowitz
>     tcl-tix                                      Yaakov Selkowitz
>     tcl-tk                                       Yaakov Selkowitz
>     tcl-togl                                     Yaakov Selkowitz

A word of caution wrt Tcl/Tk for Cygwin: upstream incorrectly treats
Cygwin as a Win32 platform, necessitating extensive patches to make it
comply with *NIX/X11 standards.  These patches CANNOT be dropped
without breaking compatibility, since Win32 and X11 APIs do not
interact.  Fortunately, Tcl/Tk moves rather slowly, so the existing
patches should serve you well for some time.


More information about the Cygwin-apps mailing list