HELP ... Get me out of here !!!

Paul McFerrin
Wed Nov 12 19:31:00 GMT 2008

In the past several years, I have both subscribed and unsubscribed to 
"" mailing list without any problems.  For this last 
cycle, the incoming mail from cygwin users after an unsubscribed action 
has been greatly reduced.  However today, I have received 27 mail 
messages from cygwin@cygwin.  Why/how is this happening?

If anyone knows what I should do next please email me.  I've been 
unsubscribed since this past April.

-Paul McFerrin

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
> *
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