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

Matthias Andree matthias.andree@gmx.de
Wed Aug 11 07:32:00 GMT 2010

Am 10.08.2010, 23:00 Uhr, schrieb Christopher Faylor:

> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 10:51:38PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
>> Am 10.08.2010, 19:54 Uhr, schrieb Christopher Faylor:
>>> I wanted to let everyone know that I'm aware of the fact that make-3.82
>>> has been released.  However, given the number of reported problems in
>>> the make bugs mailing list, I don't plan on releasing a new version of
>>> GNU make until the dust has settled.  That means no new version of make
>>> for at least a month.
>>> Also, given the ability to use more UNIX-like filenames in Cygwin  
>>> 1.7.x,
>>> I'm contemplating not doing what I'd previously mentioned - using new
>>> changes in GNU make to allow MS-DOS file names like "c:\foo" in
>>> makefiles.  I'll have to investigate just how much the Windows-isms in
>>> GNU make's code impact Cygwin make before I make a final determination.
>>> I may just decide to reenable the --ms-dos option as it used to be in
>>> the old days.  Or, if that's too much work, I might just turn off
>>> special-case handling of c:\blah entirely - just like it is in
>>> make-3.81.
>> How about pointing people to mingw-make? I've been using that to build
>> ntemacs for quite a while...
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2008-02/msg00006.html

Exactly - that why I'm asking why this win32/ms-dos file name re-enable  
thingy comes up
again for Cygwin's GNU make...

Matthias Andree

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