docs: improve package maintainer instructions

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Aug 4 09:14:00 GMT 2014


On Aug  3 21:00, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On Sat, 2014-08-02 at 07:27 -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> > I noticed that the main link on the cygwin.com left navbar
> > (https://cygwin.com/setup.html#submitting) has outdated instructions;
> > rather than duplicate things, I'd rather have a link to the more
> > up-to-date page
> > (https://sourceware.org/cygwin-apps/package-upload.html).  Okay to push?
> 
> A few minor nits:
> 
> > +  would be 4.5.13-1, etc). Some packages also use a YYMMDD format for
>                                                        ^^^^^^
> YYYYMMDD
> 
> 
> > -boffo-1.0-1.tar.bz2  boffo-1.0-1-src.tar.bz2  setup.hint
> > +boffo-1.0-1.tar.xz  boffo-1.0-1-src.tar.z  setup.hint
>                                       ^^^^^^
> .tar.xz
> 
> Corinna will have to give the final ack.

I'm fine with the changes, barring Yaakov's nits.

However, while we're at it shouldn't we change from "cygport is the
accepted way to make Cygwin packages" to "cygport is the required way to
make new Cygwin packages and the (strongly) recommended way for package
updates"?  I for one think it's time to switch to a single packaging
method.  After all, you don't have rpm packages in Debian or apt
packages in Fedora.  This will also greatly simplify to set up an
automated build system for Cygwin packages at one point.

(yada, yada, git package DB, yada yada)


Corinna

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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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