[ITA] units

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Wed Apr 26 02:59:00 GMT 2017

On 2017-04-25 20:25, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On 2017-04-25 17:42, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> As a long time user of Cygwin and units, both professionally and
>> personally, I noticed a new release of units 2.14 was available
>> but the package is orphaned.
> I have been nominally maintaining it anyway, but you're welcome to
> take it.

One less thing on your plate - but your call.

>> I built and installed the new release for myself, and thought I'd
>> like to make it available to the community, so would like to adopt
>> the package units.
>> I've had no problems downloading the prvious source, bumping the
>> cygport version, building, testing, installing, and using the new
>> release.
> That is a good start, but:
>> units.cygport
>> units-2.14-1.hint
>> units-2.14-1.tar.xz
>> units-2.14-1-src.tar.xz
>> units-debuginfo-2.14-1.hint
>> units-debuginfo-2.14-1.tar.xz
> This is the build from only one architecture. Each archful package
> needs to be built for each of x86 (32-bit) and x86_64 (64-bit). Are
> you set up to build both?

Yes - I still upgrade x86 infrequently.

>> I've read the contributor/maintainer guides but as this would be my
>> first package contribution, I may need some help using calm, etc.
> "cygport upload" takes care of this for you.

Thanks - was vaguely aware there were other commands, but obviously 
never had use for them.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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