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Re: Up for new maintainer - base-files and base-passwd

On Sep 14 11:07, David Sastre wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:54:05AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Hi John,
> > 
> > On Sep 13 10:33, John Morrison wrote:
> > > It is with regrets that I give up the maintainership of the cygwin
> > > base-files and base-passwd packages.
> > > 
> > > I've been unable to find sufficient time to do these packages justice a
> > > situation which is unlikely to improve at this time.
> > > 
> > > The source for the packages is the package itself.  I have a small set of
> > > automations for building (replacing version numbers etc) which I will
> > > happily give to the new maintainer, but I have not created a cygport
> > > package for it.
> > > 
> > > I am not going to unsubscribe from the lists nor stop answering questions.
> > > 
> > > I've enjoyed the time I've spent on this project and wish it well.
> > 
> > I'm sorry to read that.  Thanks for the time and effort you invested
> > into these packages.
> > 
> > Since you're not mentioning "units", does that mean you keep up
> > maintainership for this package?
> > 
> > Other than that, is anybody willing to take over maintainership of
> > base-passwd and/or base-files?  While the base-passwd file is relatively
> > uncritical, especially the base-files package needs some work, to pick
> > up the stray bits of problems we collected over the time.
> > 
> > Anybody willing to take over a few bash scripts?
> I'd like to do that. Is there a detailed list of things to correct in the 

Cool, thank you!

> base-files package? Or should I look for that info in the archives?

This is only spreaded throughout the cygwin and cygwin-apps ML archives.
There was also a recent discussion on cygwin-developers, see

Other than that, I'm sure there are some who remember what's missing :}


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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