curl new version docs advice and opinions requested

Brian Inglis
Sun Oct 18 18:43:42 GMT 2020

On 2020-10-17 16:48, Ken Brown via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> On 10/17/2020 5:38 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> The latest curl version has converted some more docs to md and dropped some, so
>> I'm reconsidering what is packaged with the utility, what is delegated to the
>> -docs package, and whether that should just be included in the -devel package.
>> The following extract from the cygport shows what was included, what I think I
>> should include as it is generally useful, and everything now in the docs
>> directory, such that everything else appears to be likely to be of interest only
>> to developers or maintainers, all shown with sizes below.

> I often use Fedora as a guide when questions like this come up:

Ken, thanks for that pointer: I'll check there; and in future.
Other distros e.g. Debian, aren't as quick on the updates, so no help there.

Fedora provides even less than previous Cygwin, and less than I want to, so I
will go ahead with my choices of small, general docs in the base package, and
include all docs and example code in the -doc package, this release.

Anyone downstream should feel free to pipe up with comments or suggestions.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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