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Re: We need steenking patches (Re: Cygwin kill utility...)

On Apr 11 15:03, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> >> > On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Warren Young wrote:
> >> >> If you think web code repository searching and a public bug tracker are
> >> >> primary barriers to contribution, you aren't being honest with yourself.
> >> >> They are nice, but not necessary.
> >> 
> >> > I am honest with myself. I, as everyone have limited time.
> >> 
> >> Seems like the limit on your time is very laxed.
> >> For the time you wrote all the posts to this list, I've downloaded whole
> >> Cygwin /cvs/src, found the offended string, patched the file, and it took me 2
> >> days to rebuild it only because I wasn't familiar with out-of-the tree build
> >> system. (Had to read building instructions first, yeah...)
> >> Now, I'm a happy owner of a custom cygpath that doesn't annoy me with
> >> insignificant warnings.
> > Wanna send the patch to cygwin-patches(*)?
> I'm not quite happy with it yet. I'll need to dig through that function
> another pass to see, if I can completely avoid the code path in question
> without harming any hamsters in process.

I'm *so* glad you're sympathetic with the hamsters.  They have build
their lair inside of cygpath alreasy years ago, so I would not like
to disturb them.

> Besides, when I digged through it, I got an idea of completely new
> functionality. That may be the one I want to contribute.

As for new functionality and non-trivial patches, I'm sorry but we
still need the copyright assignment in this case.  I know that people
are shying away from it, so I hope there still some who don't...

See, the "Before you get started" section.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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