Update of packages by non-maintainer
Thu May 21 04:47:08 GMT 2020
From: Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca>
Subject: Re: Update of packages by non-maintainer
Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 08:32:59 -0600
> You should discuss changes and intent on cygwin list, post patches on
> cygwin-apps list.
Thank you for reply. My first candidate is anthy. Original anthy
projet has been inactive since 2009. But Debian forked it and made
improvement and enhancement. So I would like to switch codebase to
that of Debian. I just checked out cygwin anthy git repository and
started working but I have one question.
After project fork by Debian, release version scheme has changed.
While latest version from original project (and one used by cygwin
package) is "9100h", latest one from Debian is "0.4". That is, version
number decreses if I chage codebase to Debian. I know that some
packaging systems assume version number basically increases and that
decrement causes package upgrade failure. So I would like to know if
it also apply to Cygwin. And if it does then I also would like to know
how it should be handled.
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