setup wishes -- any volunteers

Christopher Faylor
Fri Mar 23 08:06:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 10:39:03PM -0500, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
>Robert Collins wrote:
>> > 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.
>> A side-question: could volunteers have made a release during that period
>> (if they got their act together?)
>Probably not.  AFAIRC, that was back when cygwin was distributed as a
>monolithic "full.exe" which contained not only cygwin itself, but all of
>the other packages and utilities.  Just too big of a mess for any entity
>other than cygnus to try and make a release.  Now, with the new package
>structure -- sure, rolling releases (and even "non-sanctioned" binary
>builds of cygwin itself) are possible. Viva la GPL.

Yeah, that's right.  That wouldn't have stopped people from making an
alternate type of release with tar balls or something.


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