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Re: automated PPL

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 03:59:11PM -0500, Daniel Reed wrote:
> >On 2003-11-17T11:51-0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >) On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, Daniel Reed wrote:
> >) > If anyone *would* prefer to have an online form to generate the message to
> >) > cygwin-apps (and possibly the message to cygwin-announce once the update has
> >) > been accepted), that's certainly something I can look into as well.
> >
> >Well, I hammered something out last night and came up with
> >
> >
> >It tries to confirm all package-specific information (pulling defaults from
> >setup.ini), and will craft compatible messages for new package proposals,
> >updates to new vendor versions, corrections for broken packages, or
> >announcements to cygwin-announce.
> >
> >It does not do anything but help you construct an email; the first three
> >types go to cygwin-apps and can be processed by the extractor script, and
> >the latter goes to cygwin-announce and is similar to recent messages. The
> >From:, To:, and Subject: are configurable.
> >
> >This is just a proof of concept, but should be usable for the time being.
> Looks pretty cool.
> cgf

Yep, very cool.  Daniel, could we have this up on somewhere so
that it's in the CVS and others can see the source for the scripts?  I can
think of a couple of patches I'd like to submit...
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