The uncommon valor of Yaakov Selkowitz

Danilo Turina
Wed Nov 12 16:27:00 GMT 2008

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Yesterday, Yaakov released a new version of X for Cygwin, rectifying a
> long-standing problem in the Cygwin distribution.
> He was amazingly diligent in making sure that his upgrade did not break
> the Cygwin distribution.  His new packages are laid out in a more
> sensical fashion and attempt to rigorously provide a seamless upgrade
> experience.  It was impressive to see how hard he worked to make things
> work.
> In addition to that, I know that he knows full well that there will be
> lots of email from lots of users who used the old versions and now are
> confused by the modern installation.  There will undoubtedly be bugs and
> there will undoubtedly be repeated reporting of the bugs to the cygwin
> lists.  I know that he will be noting all of the problems and rectifying
> them where he can.  I've seen him do this with the already impressive
> list of packages that he maintains and I'm confident that he will bring
> this level of committment to the new Xorg release.
> I really want to commend Yaakov for what he has done here.  It is a
> relief to have the X packaging sorted out and to have active maintainers
> in the cygwin-xfree mailing list.  We've been without active participation
> in this project for many years.
> (Although if history replays itself Yaakov will soon get a job offer from
> a X-on-Windows company)
> Yaakov deserves 10 gold stars for what he has done here but I don't
> think that's enough to thank him for his work.  If you agree with me you
> might consider going to and donating
> something to Yaakov in appreciation of all of his hard work both with
> Cygwin/X and for the cygwinports project*.  I did that last week in
> anticipation of Xorg release.  I hope you will consider doing something
> similar.
> cgf
> *

I agree on all (of course).

In addition, if I have well understood that Yaakov is the new maintainer 
for Cygwin/X, let me make you notice that at 
, at the moment, I read:

	Cygwin/X is currently in need of a maintainer.


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