Anyone willing to maintain a cygwin bugs database

Max Bowsher
Sat Jul 19 20:39:00 GMT 2003

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I have always resisted the idea of a cygwin bug database because the
> cygwin user base is basically so clueless.  The theory is that if we
> opened up a bug database it would be filled with people reporting that
> setup.exe isn't resizeable or saying "I need help cygwin, gcc command
> not found says".
> However, I can see some benefit in pointing to official bugzilla URLs
> when someone reports a problem and possibly referring to closed bugzilla
> ids in cygwin releases.
> So, I was wondering if anyone wanted to volunteer to police a cygwin
> database?  Ideally, this would be done by one of the many lurkers in
> this mailing list rather than people who are already active.  I'd hate
> to dilute people's efforts on other fronts since I think this could
> require some regular and concentrated effort.
> Any volunteers?

I'll volunteer.

I'm hoping that the fact that BugZilla requires you to register with an
email address to report a bug will discourage the worst of the "HELP!"


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