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- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "Pierre A. Humblet" <pierre at phumblet dot no-ip dot org>, Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 22:18:14 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: netpbm?
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- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > There is a netpbm binary distributed on Pierre Humblet's ftp area at
> > <ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/pc/gnuwin32/cygwin/porters/Humblet_Pierre_A/V1.1/>.
> > Any particular reason why it's not part of the Cygwin distribution (other
> > than "nobody bothered to make it into a package")?
> Yep. I even made an "ADOPT-ME" package of it, because I didn't want to be
> responsible for maintaining it. But nobody adopted it. I still have it
> around, somewhere...
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> At 04:58 PM 9/30/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> >There is a netpbm binary distributed on Pierre Humblet's ftp area at
> >Any particular reason why it's not part of the Cygwin distribution (other
> >than "nobody bothered to make it into a package")?
> Although I helped port it to Cygwin, I have not used netpbm in years
> and I am not interested in maintaining it. It now compiles OOTB but be
> forewarned that there is a new version almost every month (at least,
> it used to). I recompile it on demand, when people ask me to.
Well, as far as I understand, there's the "latest" release, which has a
change rate of about once in two months (on average), and is now up to
10.24, and the "stable" release, which is based on 10.15 and has minor
changes every month or so. Based on the history of Cygwin packages (where
everyone is "used" to living on the bleeding edge, so to speak), I'd say
the "latest" branch is more appropriate. Opinions?
Turns out I'll need latex2html on Cygwin, and that requires netpbm, so I
guess I'll end up maintaining both... :-)
Chuck, if you could dig it up, that'd be great. Did you adapt it to use
the generic-build-script? If so, how did you deal with the weird
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