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Re: Minor issues with Cygwin/X FAQ webpage
- From: Jon TURNEY <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>
- To: Mouse <mouse at Rodents-Montreal dot ORG>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:14:59 +0100
- Subject: Re: Minor issues with Cygwin/X FAQ webpage
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- References: <201507201914 dot PAA11490 at Stone dot Rodents-Montreal dot ORG>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 20/07/2015 20:14, Mouse wrote:
I happened to be looking at
http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html and I noticed some
oddities which might call for fixing. This is the only place I could
find for reporting such issues, though of course it's entirely possible
This is the correct place to report such issues.
I missed something; FAQ item 1.9 makes me think there should be
somewhere better, but on reading http://cygwin.com/lists.html (as
linked to by the FAQ), it's not clear what it would be.
In FAQ item 1.9, I find
Cygwin/X has a mailing list, namely, firstname.lastname@example.org. [...]
Tip: Post your X-related inquires to email@example.com only; do
not post nor cross post your inquires to the firstname.lastname@example.org
mailing list. [...]
Surely those list addresses shouldn't _all_ be the same...?
This piece of text obviously doesn't make much sense after the
search-and-replace which happened when the cygwin-xfree list was deprecated.
I've removed the self-contradictory sentence.
While less important, I also find
12.8. Isn't "XWin" trademarked by StarNet Communications?
No. A quick search at the United States Patent and Trademark Office
for "XWin" [...]
The question does not specify a jurisdiction; that XWin is not a
relevant trademark in the USA does not mean it's not elsewhere. (While
I'm not aware of any where it is, I haven't gone looking. I'm mostly
just trying to counter the "the USA is the whole world" tendency I see
creeping in here as it already has far too many other places.)
I don't know why this is in the FAQ. It seems to record the discussion
How would you suggest rewriting this?
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