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

Chris, Corinna & Max,

thanks but no thanks.
I had a real rough start with this, which utterly discouraged me and dampened my enthusiasm to maintain
anything at this time considerably!

So please consider doxygen and bash to be up again for grabs!

As far as I am concerned, can't you just let Max be doxygen maintainer if he still wants to?
The least I want is to seed trouble among the cygwin core team and long-time maintainers such as Max.


Christopher Faylor wrote:
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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