New Maintainer

Christopher Faylor
Thu Mar 27 23:56:00 GMT 2008

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 01:56:56PM -0500, DRC wrote:
>> It's pretty simple.  You have to package new new releases of for
>> Cygwin and support people on this mailing list.
>Well, I'm willing to give it a try at least.  I know nothing about Cygwin
>packaging, but I have experience building on Windows.  My project
>(VirtualGL) needs Cygwin/X because of its support of the MIT-SHM extension,
>and we have access to plenty of build machines.
>Is there a spec for which files go in which packages, etc.?  Any other
>advice to get started, or should I just start downloading and tinkering?
>I assume that part of the duties are to also feed back patches into the
>master repository to fix the Cygwin build, etc.

You'll certainly have our undying gratitude if you are willing to do

As to what goes into the packages, what is there now is a good starting
point but anything else is up to you.

The best place to ask about packaging issues is cygwin-apps.  If you
send a query there you should find that a lot of people will have


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