Request new Ruby release

Steven Penny svnpenn@gmail.com
Fri May 4 12:09:00 GMT 2018


On Fri, 4 May 2018 00:05:23, Brian Inglis wrote:
> For an understaffed, all-volunteer effort, Cygwin does a tremendous job
> providing us with a compatible, reliable, stable subsystem working environment,
> running in a less stable environment.
> Cygwin seems to keep up to date with stable releases of important packages
> better than distros who have full time staff, many more volunteers, and don't
> also have to deal with an alien environment.

Cygwin is a fantastic project. and yaakov handles a massive amount of packages,
and i commend him for that. but lets not kid ourselves, ok? cygwin *does* keep
up to date with *some* important packages as you say, but not other important
packages. for example, GCC, is over a year old:

http://gnu.mirrors.hoobly.com/gcc

Ruby is over 2 years old:

http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_%28programming_language%29#Ruby_2.3

Cmake is over a year old:

http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2018-01/msg00190.html

and several packages dont have a static library:

- http://github.com/cygwinports/mingw64-x86_64-expat/issues/1
- http://github.com/cygwinports/mingw64-x86_64-fdk-aac/issues/1
- http://github.com/cygwinports/mingw64-x86_64-gnutls/issues/1
- http://github.com/cygwinports/mingw64-x86_64-lua/issues/1
- http://github.com/cygwinports/mingw64-x86_64-nghttp2/issues/1
- http://github.com/cygwinports/mingw64-x86_64-pcre/issues/1

compare this to debian which provide both shared and static libraries:

http://packages.debian.org/buster/amd64/libnghttp2-dev/filelist

and MSYS2, which provide both up to date versions of everything ive mentioned,
as well as shared and static libraries:

http://repo.msys2.org/mingw/x86_64


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