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

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

>> >> >> 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.

I knew you love them too.

>> 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.

I honestly don't care. I do not understand whole tantrum around
"copyright", "copywrong" and other "copyleft".
What the hell you can do about it? Pick a spoon, crack my head open and drain
it out of my brain?
Whatever I release to the public, I mainly do that under WTF PL.

Andrey Repin ( 13.04.2014, <02:41>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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