[ANNOUNCEMENT] Update on status of make-3.82 release for cygwin

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Tue Aug 10 21:18:00 GMT 2010

On 8/10/2010 5:04 PM, Rob Walker wrote:
> On 8/10/2010 1:21 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 01:13:41PM -0700, Rob Walker wrote:
>>> On Cygwin, make-3.82 supports DOS paths by default. I'm curious about
>>> what work might be involved in re-enabling the --ms-dos option, and I'd
>>> like to help, if I can.
>>> I built my Cygwin make-3.82 packages directly from the upstream release
>>> tarball using the attached script.
>> I don't need help. I've been building make for years so I obviously
>> don't need your script.
> Sorry for the confusion: I was not offering my script as "hey look,
> here's how you do it", I was more saying "I did it this way, but maybe
> that's too simple. What else is involved, and can I help with that?"
> So: I'm still curious about the work you anticipate might be required.
> There's not much on the Cygwin site detailing the responsibilities of a
> package maintainer beyond:

It's a maintainer's responsibility to decide what's the best way to
package the software for Cygwin.  Obviously, there are basic guidelines,
such as package naming, build scripts, and the like.  But the rest is
up to the maintainer.  So if a maintainer doesn't think a feature fits
well with Cygwin usage, then he/she is free to modify the package to
disable that feature.  Ditto if the feature is normally disabled but
would be better enabled for Cygwin.  This is the process that Chris is
going through right now for make-3.82.

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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