Fwd: RE: XGGI Update

Dakshinamurthy Karra kd@blr.vsnl.net.in
Tue Jan 4 09:33:00 GMT 2000

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Subject: RE: XGGI Update
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 11:36:09 -0500
From: "Suhaib Siddiqi" <ssiddiqi@inspirepharm.com>

Hi KD,

Can you please also forward a copy of this message to cygwin-xfree
I am putting a new Firewall and took down some SMTP security
features.  Unfortunately during that time span ORBS got my SMTP
server in their database... horrible, now I cannot post to
cygwin-xfree list.

> Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
> > I offered you a few times to e-mail me patches which I would NO
> > doubt release ackowledging your authorship.  The e-mals went
> > answered.
> Unfortunately I have a very demanding day job, which
> allows me to work only during the weekends :-(.

I understand.  I do not mean to be critical.  Your code would not be
released to public till you would give OK.  It would only help us to
look at your inventions and add improvements.

>The code
> is not yet in a state where I can *display* to others.
> Once I clean it up, I will send the patches. Please note
> that having a working software doesn't mean that it is
> still releasable.

That is understood.  Cygwin-xfree is a development project
and we expect users to help fix bugs and contribute improvemnets.

> > In my opinion, it would not be good to split the cygwin-xfree
> > project to several sites and some cygwin-xfree mailing
> list start
> > their own sites... of course it is users choice.  It is a GPLed
> > project and
> > our aim is to provide Win32 users a free first-class X-server.
> >
> At no point in time I mentioned about splitting
> cygwin-xfree. I realize the fantastic work done by you,
> mike and fortin till now and sorry if you felt like that.

Wrong wordings, bad language, I take it back. sorry.

> However, I am not sure the methodology cygwin-xfree is
> using is the right approach (basing on xfree86, using GGI
> layer over and above directx and not concentrating on GDI
> based X-Server). That does not prevent me from
> contributing to the project.

Everyone is welcome to contribute his/her ideas.  It was initial
to base project on xfree86 code or at least most of the code on
xfree86.  This got at least project started, and I am sure with the
help of other developers, like you, we would have a good X-server,
either xfree86 based or not.

> > Since I have X code setup for Cygwin, MSVC and working
> on MingW32
> > I could look at your code and help you port to other compilers.
> >
> Please give me some time. How can I learn about
> cygwin/mingw if I take your help for porting without
> atleast giving it a try myself ;-)

I understand


> Regards
> KD

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