[RFC] cygport documentation
Thu Jun 13 22:53:00 GMT 2013
On 6/13/2013 13:50, Achim Gratz wrote:
> a tutorial or
> similarly styled explanation of how to use cygport,
That, or a recipe format, or a FAQ format. That is, one that starts
with "how", rather than "what".
> it would probably
> help if the "manual" was called a "reference" to tone the expectations
Agreed. The current HTML manual -- awesome as it is compared to the old
README file -- relies on you know know what you're looking for already.
The biggest holes remaining are the missing answers for questions of
the form, "How do I get Cygport to do X for me?"
It might also help to walk through several real cygport files:
1. A very basic one, such as one for an autotools based project that
requires no patching and no special configuration.
2. A more complicated one showing how to do common things. You're in a
much better position than me to define "common", Yaakov, so I won't try.
3. One for a package with a seriously oddball build system, requiring
that you override a lot of what cygport tries to do for you by default.
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