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Cygwin/XFree86 - No longer associated with XFree86.org
- From: Harold L Hunt II <huntharo at msu dot edu>
- To: devel at xfree86 dot org
- Cc: cygx <cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 11:35:20 -0500
- Subject: Cygwin/XFree86 - No longer associated with XFree86.org
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
It seems that David Dawes has made his decision not to let the
Cygwin/XFree86 project commit patches directly to the XFree86.org CVS
tree; he doesn't seem to want to go on record saying this, but he has
written several messages during this discussion about ftp servers, cvs
servers, etc., while making no attempt to provide a direct answer to my
question. Had he intended otherwise he could have easily said, "Gotta
wait until the next board meeting", or "Sorry, server died, gonna have
to wait a couple days". I can only interpret his ignoring the issue as
a passive refusal to grant Cygwin/XFree86 CVS commit access.
In the interests of providing a more open development model, the
Cygwin/XFree86 project will no longer be maintaining code in the
XFree86.org CVS tree. Maintaining code in XFree86.org's CVS tree
provides little benefit in relation to the amount of time required to do
so; XFree86.org is passively unwilling to work with Cygwin/XFree86 to
reduce the amount of time required.
What this means for Cygwin/XFree86 users and developers
1) No major changes to the files currently distributed with
Cygwin/XFree86 for at least a month.
2) The Cygwin/XFree86 mailing lists and project pages will stay at
3) Builds will continue to be made from the 4.3.0 snapshot, patched with
the latest Cygwin/XFree86 patches.
4) A 4.4.0 snapshot may be pulled to make builds from.
5) Patches for Cygwin-specific code will no longer be sent to
XFree86.org. Non Cygwin-specific patches should still be sent, to be
dealt with as XFree86 pleases.
6) Alternatives are being evaluated for hosting Cygwin/XFree86 code in
CVS. Hosts that can provide CVS commit access for at least five
Cygwin/XFree86 developers will be given priority.
What this means for Cygwin
Nothing. Nada. Zilch. They were not involved in this at all.
What this means for XFree86
Some will say nothing. Some will say good riddance. Some will say this
is the beginning of the end. Who knows? Who cares? Let /. figure it out.