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[OT] RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated cygwin Package: procmail-3.22-10

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
> Sent: 07 September 2004 22:39

> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 07:21:07PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
> >> It certainly is a correct and informative statement 
> >
> >...but utterly irrelevant since a) Cygwin isn't Red Hat 
> Linux and b) this
> >particular package of procmail is not the RHL one to which 
> the statement
> >refers.
> The main web page for cygwin mentions that it is supposed to be an
> emulation of Linux.  

  So it does!  I always remember it being described as a Unix or POSIX
emulation layer... I see that it changed sometime around June last year.
Now I come to think of it, I had noticed that before; I think I always
assumed it was just a 'dumbed-down' description someone had decided to put
there in order to save the list having to repeatedly explain the
posix/unix/gnu-linux distinction.

> If Cygwin claimed to be emulating Solaris, then this would be a useful
> datapoint.  Since it doesn't make that claim, I don't think 
> your analogy is very apt.

  My analogy would have been apter if cygwin hadn't changed it's nature
beneath my feet when I had my back turned!

> I don't exactly understand how my mild defense of Jason would 
> be characterized
> as "M" 

  By placing tongue firmly in cheek when doing so!

>but, this discussion is really not even worth the 
> electrons that its
> displayed on, 

  [OT] tag added!

>so I'll stop now.

  Agreed, but it did bring out an interesting point about the change in how
cygwin is seen and described.  I couldn't find any discussion in the
archives about it, but  it wasn't obvious to me what search terms might
work.  Was there some kind of policy change?

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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