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Cygwin/XFree86 - No longer associated with

It seems that David Dawes has made his decision not to let the Cygwin/XFree86 project commit patches directly to the 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 CVS tree. Maintaining code in's CVS tree provides little benefit in relation to the amount of time required to do so; 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 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.


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