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Re: DDD 3.3.5 success

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 02:24:00PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> One way to help all those people and minimize the number of such queries
> is to contribute DDD as a Cygwin package and volunteer to maintain it, so
> that it can be installed using Cygwin setup.  See the Package
> Contributor's Guide at <> for information on
> how to become a package maintainer -- it's easier than most people
> realize.
In deed it is, but don't forget cgf has a veto right: if he doesn't want ddd
as a Cygwin package, it will never be a Cygwin package (unless he changes his 
mind). A little like the curses interface of gdb: I offered to maintain cgdb
(the offer still stands, by the way) but cgf vetoed in favour of gdb's own
tui - which is currently not available..
Personally, I prefer cgdb anyway, so I keep my own copy around. (Again, if cgf 
would reconsider his vetoe, the offer of maintaining cgdb still stands).

Personally, I'm not that interested in ddd, but next time, before going through
packaging, I will ask on the -apps list whether the package will be vetoed.. 
just to make sure I don't package for nothing. (No hard feelings, though :)


> On Wed, 3 Sep 2003, james wrote:
> > i acknowledge you're right. i didn't know it until you mentioned insight
> > when i asked about ddd. but ddd is not only a popular graphical
> > front-end debugger, it's become the debugger of choice for many people,
> > which is -- i daresay -- why the subject keeps coming up.
> >
> > Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >
> > >On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:34:24AM -0500, james wrote:
> > >
> > >>>The typical response to ddd problems is "Why not just use 'insight'?"
> > >>>
> > >>that's kind of like saying, "why not just use windows?" i think it's fairly
> > >>obvious that users would like to have the choice.
> > >
> > >Most of the time when people ask this question they don't even
> > >know that a graphical debugger comes with the gdb distribution.
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