[ITCM] bison dash grep gzip m4 readline sed

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Aug 12 04:33:30 GMT 2021

On 2021-08-11 14:21, Marco Atzeri via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> On 10.08.2021 07:47, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Once again been looking over commonly used outdated packages I use 
>> frequently which need upgraded and picked another few of Eric Blake's 
>> I would like to request to co-maintain and upgrade as they are a few 
>> years old.
>> Attn: Eric Blake - advice, comments, concurrence or objections to my 
>> co-maintaining the packages for bison dash grep gzip m4 readline sed?
> added Eric in CC


>> I am as usual dogfooding these, including rerunning the builds and 
>> checks after local installs on both arches, but would appreciate any 
>> advice about whether any or all of these should be test releases (e.g. 
>> readline) before upgrading stable releases (given some recent issues I 
>> caused) or other comments or suggestions.
>> These builds have all been tested in the git-cygwin-package playground 
>> repo; see:
>>      https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/jobs.cgi?id=3148..3151,3154-3156
>> commit links show the package and log links show the results.
>> [I am working up to looking at dealing with bash and/or coreutils: any 
>> suggestions for less significant packages to tackle for more 
>> experience upgrading packages needing Cygwin tweaks would be welcome! 
>> ;^>]
> I assume the previous answer from Eric is also valid here
> so I added Brian as co-maintainer

Thanks Marco

I will push each package's updated .cygport to init each package's 
git-cygwin-package repo, on the playground branch, so builds can be 
reviewed, and any feedback or suggestions given, as these packages' 
functioning are fairly core and some are Base packages required in all 
Cygwin installations.

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

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