Fwd: Re: [patch]: Decouple cygwin building from in-tree mingw/w32api building

Corinna Vinschen corinna@vinschen.de
Wed Oct 24 07:49:00 GMT 2012

On Oct 23 17:48, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 09:50:10PM +0100, Keith Marshall wrote:
> >And just like Earnie's, the response he requested from me also bounced.
> >Forwarded copy below:
> >-------- Original Message --------
> >Subject: Re: [patch]: Decouple cygwin building from in-tree mingw/w32api 
> >building
> >Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:41:07 +0100
> >From: Keith Marshall <...>
> >Organization: MinGW Project
> >To: Earnie Boyd <...>
> >CC: cygwin-patches<...>
> >
> >On 22/10/12 12:14, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:09 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>>Earnie, we seem to be transitioning from the need to have a
> >>>mingw/w32api in the source tree.  What do you think about removing
> >>>these directories from the depot and moving repo to sourceforge, or
> >>>some other place?
> >>
> >>In anticipation of this event I've already copied the source.  I would
> >>like to leave the code in winsup until the end of the year if that
> >>timeline is fine with Keith.
> >
> >Fine by me; I also have my Mercurial clones of both repositories, from
> >the time when we abandoned them in favour of our own git repository on
> >SourceForge.
> >
> >>>You've got a home for as long as you like on sourceware.org but I was
> >>>thinking that it might be advantageous for mingw to move anyway.
> >>
> >>Thanks and we agree that the move is advantageous.
> >>
> >>>If it helps, I can provide tar copies of the directories from
> >>>sourceware.
> >>
> >>I don't think I need them; Keith what do you think?
> >
> >We've moved on, anyway; any such copies would surely be obsolete.
> I think it's pretty clear that we didn't know you had moved on.  The
> last update to w32api was on 2012-08-10 and mingw was on 2012-08-06.
> A heads up would have been appreciated.

Just to be sure:  Does that mean we can simply remove the mingw and
w32api dirs in the sourceware repo any time?


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