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Re: missing 64bit ports
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:52:48 -0400
- Subject: Re: missing 64bit ports
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On 7/17/2015 3:32 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Jul 15 16:12, Ken Brown wrote:
On 7/15/2015 2:28 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Jul 15 16:24, Marco Atzeri wrote:
I spent a bit of time checking the real situation of the packages
still missing as 64 bit port.
After xdelta, bsdiff and iperf porting, without counting the few mingw ones,
the duplicates we are down to ~44.
Please see here the analysis :
Feel free to insert comments on the cells.
For what I found :
- half of them are dead upstream so we can directly
obsolete and don't worry anynore.
- Few are Jary's scripts, so the only porting issue is Jary's time.
- Very few have real porting issue
The only one really interesting for me is Mathomatic and eventually catdoc
if works with latest word documents.
(of course I will port pure-ftpd)
Thanks for looking into this.
- Shall we remove all 32b-bit only orphaned packages for which we don't
get a maintainer until, say, end of August?
That seems reasonable, as long as there are exceptions for packages where
the lack of a 64-bit package is due to genuine porting difficulties.
libsigsegv was in that category until yesterday. Another one I'm aware of
I understand, but they are unmaintained. So, who's going to check
if they are buildable as 64 bit packages?
Good point. In that case, I volunteer to maintain ffcall, just to protect it.
I have an interest in it because it's used by clisp (and probably nothing else).
I already looked into the possibility of a 64-bit port, starting here:
And Reini made a start (https://github.com/rurban/ffcall/tree/win64), but I
don't know when/if he'll have time to finish it.