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- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Yaakov Selkowitz <YSelkowitz at netscape dot net>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 23:03:47 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Catch-up
- References: <7EB14EE7.2A93FF7C.0CE3B6DD@netscape.net>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Sun, 18 Jan 2004, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> Daniel Reed wrote:
> > I believe I am all caught up from this past week's posts. A PPL will go
> > out as scheduled on Tuesday (the day before LinuxWorld*).
> > It looks like while I was out gtypist and perl-libwin32 fulfilled all of
> > their requirements, so unless anyone sends me a note asking otherwise, I
> > am going to upload those packages tonight.
> Well, as much as I'd like to see gtypist get out the door, there is one
> technicality: it requires the help2man package (whose ITP is still
> pending with 2 votes) in order to build. It is not a runtime
> requirement, however. Otherwise, it's been given a good to go already.
> Based on this, I'll let you decide how to proceed, just let me know when
> it does get posted so that I can send an announcement. Thanks!
To avoid getting held up with this package, I suggest the following course
of action. If gtypist can use the help2man perl script that's already
included in a few source packages, why not package that until the
standalone help2man package becomes available? Once that gets approved,
you can release a new subversion of gtypist that doesn't include the
Of course, if gtypist requires a more sophisticated version of help2man,
please disregard the above.
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