cygport limitations (was: Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin)
Fri Jun 21 16:55:00 GMT 2013
On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:49:34AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Jun 20 22:38, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>> > If every maintainer would use cygport, it would allow us to change
>> > the build method to one along the lines of most Linux distros.
>> > In Linux distros, the maintainer provides only the spec file and
>> > the source archive. The actual build for all supported platforms
>> > could be done on a machine which creates the distro from there.
>> That would be cool. Let's do it!
>Uhm, that was a projection into the ideal future. No provisions have
>been made yet. We need to set up a central repository like Yaakov's
>cygwinports git repo and a central build mechanism. The first we can
>probably shamelessly copy from Yaakov and set up over the next few
>months, the second needs a bit of hacking.
I'm not sure if this reminder is needed but, I'm not switching to
cygport and I believe there are also a couple of other people using
non-cygport packagers as well.
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