[jorg.schaible@db.com: Setup and zlib, libpng]

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Mon May 15 11:42:00 GMT 2000


On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 11:00:38AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- DJ Delorie <dj@delorie.com> wrote:
>> My original intent was to avoid this problem: Port version X.  Version
>> Y released; version X deleted.  Time to port version Y.  What did you
>> change?  With no base sources to diff against, you're out of luck.
>> 
>> So, I had hoped we could somehow keep enough information in the
>> distribution to be able to know, quickly, what was involved in the
>> port.
>> 
>> The diff would always be against the original sources, i.e.  they're
>> what we needed to add to do the port.
>
>Personally, if I as a user download the source file from the cygwin
>sight or mirror I would like it to configure and make without applying
>a patch.

I agree.  I don't think that this invalidates what DJ said, though.
We could still keep a .diff file in the distribution that shows how
we got to the current state.

cgf


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