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Re: Who is Cygwin's readline maintainer?

On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 11:59:27AM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
> >There is a test version (5.0-alpha) of readline on which the test version 
> >(3.0-alpha) os Bash depends. As I'm having a wee bit of trouble with 
> >readline
> >(building it, for the moment) I'd like to coordinate my efforts with 
> >Cygwin's
> >readline maintainer but I don't know who he/she is..
> That's me.  However, AFAIK at present bash is built using its included 
> copy of the readline sources and does not use libreadline.  That may be 
> changing as of 5.0/3.0 but it is news to me.
Ehm.. good news or bad news?
Anyways, Chet gave me the URLs of readline-5.0-alpha and bash-3.0-alpha and I
tried building readline first (and failed). I haven't tried Bash w/o readline

> readline is...not compile as a shared library; my patch is 
> quite large, and includes re-auto-tool-ing.  I'm gradually pushing parts 
> of it upstream, but...
> If you'd like to adapt my current -src package/patchset to the alpha 
> release, I'd welcome your assistance.
I won't have time for that today, in any case ;)
I'll see what I can do when I can do something, but feel free to see what you 
can do if you can do something before me ;)
In either case, I'll let you know if/when I do anything in the way to fixing
readline building for Cygwin.


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