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

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Aug 11 14:05:00 GMT 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 09:32:13AM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
>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...

"I'm contemplating not doing what I'd previously mentioned"

I had said that I'd reenable it if things changed in make.  I've changed
my mind so I was letting people know.


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