[ITP] run.exe was Re: Running ssh in background [solution/patch]
Wed Oct 26 19:29:00 GMT 2005
Alexander Gottwald wrote:
>>Incidentally, I have a few patches to run.exe. Where should I send them?
Err...dunno. I'd say cygwin mailing list, because both I(*) and ago
will see them there.
(*) as if it matters :-)
> To me. I did not found any canonical upstream location anymore.
Technically, the upstream location is
but that version was originally adapted (by me) from a similar program
distributed by XEmacs (I think there was also some later
cross-pollination between "my" version and the XEmacs one)
However, I haven't actively maintained the fruitbat.org version in AGES
-- once run.exe was absorbed into the cygwin-x distro and then
subsequently forked, I didn't see the need: as far as I was concerned,
the "official" one was the one maintained by the X folks, and my
"original" was simply a historical footnote.
I am *not* upset about this, and it was perfectly GPL-acceptable for
Suhaib(I think) to have absorbed run.exe into the x-dist instead of
asking Xusers to download an unofficial non-setup-compatible utility
> It seems
> "Charles S. Wilson once wrote this but there have been many patches
> since it was packaged in X-startup-scripts.
Yes, that is absolutely true. Even I consider the x-startup-scripts
version to be the canonical cygwin run.exe.
I'm willing to "re-take" run.exe and incorporate it into the cygutils
pakcage IF Brian/Igor/ago want me to do so; otherwise I fully support
Brian's ITP of run as an independent package.
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