setup wishes -- any volunteers

Robert Collins
Thu Mar 22 17:17:00 GMT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [ ]
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 11:57 AM
> To:;
> Subject: Re: setup wishes -- any volunteers
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 11:44:39AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >I don't understand this (as both formats are GPL'd AFAIK) 
> but I'm not in
> >the mood for bucking corporate reality just now... what RPM resources
> >are available at RedHat that might make my efforts on this easier?
> >(Read: I'm willing to try RPM, just not as enthusiastic).
> Dunno.  I just don't want to be in a meeting where someone mentions
> the Cygwin setup utility and asks what package format it uses.  I
> could probably defend it by stating that it was contributed by a
> dedicated, selfless net contributor but I'd rather not have to.
> Obviously dpkg is seen as a "competitor" to rpm and rpm is a Red Hat
> format, so...

Hmm... Are there any marketdroids listening in? Free as competition to
Free... cough, cough, diet coke went down the wrong way. 

Anyway as I said I'll give it a shot. 

> This is one of those rare times where the fact that Cygwin is a
> corporate-sponsored entity makes a difference.
> The last time it made a difference was where I was forced to delay
> a new net release for almost a year and a half for various silly
> reasons.
> cgf

A side-question: could volunteers have made a release during that period
(if they got their act together?)


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