[ANNOUNCEMENT] Update on status of make-3.82 release for cygwin

Rob Walker rwalker@qualcomm.com
Wed Aug 11 06:33:00 GMT 2010

On 8/10/2010 10:38 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 02:04:47PM -0700, Rob Walker wrote:
>> On 8/10/2010 1:21 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 01:13:41PM -0700, Rob Walker wrote:
>>>> On Cygwin, make-3.82 supports DOS paths by default.  I'm curious about
>>>> what work might be involved in re-enabling the --ms-dos option, and I'd
>>>> like to help, if I can.
>>>> I built my Cygwin make-3.82 packages directly from the upstream release
>>>> tarball using the attached script.
>>> I don't need help.  I've been building make for years so I obviously
>>> don't need your script.
>> Sorry for the confusion: I was not offering my script as "hey look,
>> here's how you do it", I was more saying "I did it this way, but maybe
>> that's too simple.  What else is involved, and can I help with that?"
> Once again: Don't need help.
> If you are thinking about maintaining a cygwin package then watch what
> is being discussed in cygwin-apps

I am thinking about maintaining a Cygwin package.  I have re-subscribed 
to cygwin-apps to try to get de-noobed.

> and read the "Cygwin Packages" link on
> the Cygwin web site.

I've read that page pretty closely.  The result was my construction and 
offer of make-3.81-4 Cygwin packages to address the lack of support for 
colons in paths, and later, make-3.82 Cygwin packages.

> If you have a general question about cygwin
> packages then ask it.

My general question was: "What requirements does a package maintainer 
need to consider, what tests must pass, etc. when constructing a Cygwin 
package from an upstream release?"  The answer (which I am paraphrasing 
from Larry Hall's response on the matter) seems to be basically: 
"Whatever the package maintainer thinks is right."


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