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Re: Which list should cygwin development be discussed on ?
On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 11:10:47PM -0700, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
>On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 01:28:08PM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
>> And of course the discussion and methodology behind the internal
>> development of the cygwin libraries, issues, and future ideas is
>> - in true opensource form (NOT) - on a completely closed list,
>> invite-only, with no public access to any form of archives.
>Where do you get invite-only from? Seems directly contradicted by
>what you go on to quote.
>> What exactly is the positive purpose behind that?
>> "cygwin-developers: a by-approval developers list for discussing
>> the internals of the Cygwin DLL and all components of the
>> "winsup" directory. Discussions of upcoming net releases are also
>> appropriate. Subscription requests are handled on a case-by-case
>> basis. Only subscribers may submit email to this list. Please do not
>> attempt to join the cygwin-developers mailing list unless 1) you are
>> thoroughly familiar with the cygwin DLL, 2) you have successfully built
>> the DLL from source, 3) you contributed at least one patch to the Cygwin
>> DLL or its utilities, and 4) you intend on being a long-term contributor.
>> Please do not ask for "read-only" access to this mailing list. You either
>> qualify or you don't. There is no middle ground."
Right. It has never been "invite-only". You just had to prove that you
were serious about your intent to contribute. But maybe this
misconception shows why cygwin development is so "special".
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