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Re: Counter-ITP of doxygen (was: Re: Please upload: doxygen-1.4.2_20050410-1 (n'th take))

On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 12:35:19AM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
>Hans W. Horn wrote:
>>Max Bowsher wrote:
>>>No, still wrong. You didn't read what I said carefully enough.
>>>You *need* to understand:
>>>Filenames are expected to be EXACTLY:
>>I guess I never appreciated the subtle naming convention used for cygwin
>>packages. Honestly, my impression was that names go all over the map.
>>Fixed (I think).
>>>>+++ doxygen_1.4.2-20050410/doc/language.doc +++
>>>>doxygen_1.4.2-20050410/doc/translator_report.txt +++
>>>These files are touched during a 'make install_docs'.
>>Excluded offending diffs from patch.
>Having got the superficial naming problems out of the way, I took a closer 
>look at the source packaging.
>There were many issues - the most serious being that the source package did 
>not even contain the Cygwin specific readme at all - and many minor 
>deficiencies related to using a home-grown build script, rather than the 
>tried-and-true cygwin template.
>I am sorry, but the conclusion I came to was that it would be less effort 
>for me to produce my own packages of doxygen, based on the the 
>generic-build-script, than to assist in getting these packages up to a 
>good-to-go status.
>Accordingly, I hereby ITP doxygen myself:
>Setup.exe installation site:

I've waited several days to respond to this because I wanted to make
sure that I was in the proper emotional state and didn't just fire off a
knee-jerk reaction.

Nevertheless, I remain appalled by this turn of events.  I saw nothing
in Hans' email which indicated that he's unwilling to be cooperative
about packaging problems so I see no reason to pull the package from
him.  Hans is not the first person to have to go through a moderate
amount of pain before getting the packaging right and if the biggest
complaint of his source packaging is that it doesn't contain the cygwin
README, then that is not a big deal.

I don't know how to resolve this situation but I do know for sure that
neither Corinna nor I are going to "reward" someone by making them a
package maintainer after essentially publicly insulting another

Hans, this is still yours if you want it.  Otherwise, MaxB has
disqualified himself from doxygen package maintainership, so I guess
we're in the market for a maintainer again.


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