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Re: Repositories for Cygwin packages.
- From: David A Cobb <superbiskit at cox dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com, marco dot atzeri at gmail dot com
- Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19:20:11 -0400
- Subject: Re: Repositories for Cygwin packages.
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On 2015-09-10 17:03, Marco Atzeri wrote:
On 10/09/2015 22:40, David A Cobb wrote:
I see the Git Repo for "the core Cygwin libraries and utilities (Cygwin
and Newlib)" @ sourceware.com.
I am looking at possible work within *COREUTILS*. Obviously, there are
significant deltas /versus/ GNU Upstream.
Can you point me to the active repo for coreutils?
Yeah, Marco. Thanks.
Actually, the repo is <git://git.savannah.gnu.org/coreutils.git>.
Are you saying that is your direct upstream and your sources only differ
by the patchfiles installed by Cygwin-Setup??
Just to save net traffic, I'll dare post a second related question in
the same message:
Is *NEWLIB* intended to be a "drop-in" replacement for *GNULIB*?
I should have phrased the question differently, I guess. My question
is related to dependencies of the 'coreutils.' Cloning GNU Coreutils
comes in with sub-module 'gnulib'.
Newlib target is to provide a system libc.
Gnulib target is to provide a modular library implementation for
software that aim on multi-platform builds.
Suppose I wanted to propose a patch to Coreutils, but being stuck on a
Windows platform I use Coreutils only through Cygwin64 and MSYS2.
And, suppose for the moment, some of the changes are only relevant to
the Windows platform. I don't (yet) know how much GNU (i.e. RMS) really
gives a flying bird about making Windows play nice. So, to whom do I
propose the changes? I really, really don't want to create a private
fork. If I didn't think my ideas are worthy of pushing up the food
chain, I should just go back to bed.
BTW, and totally irrelevant to the discussion, I'm not really a newbie
here. But for several years I had a working Ubuntu installation, so I
didn't keep up with the list. And now, I'm back on a borrowed Windows
machine. I just want to do some useful stuff on it.
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