[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Tcl/Tk 8.5.18
Thu May 21 20:17:00 GMT 2015
On 5/21/2015 8:20 PM, Michael Enright wrote:
> @Yaakov, many of us have a Cygwin requirement imposed on them for
> reasons that maybe even you would argue against. Given that Cygwin
> runs in a world where using GDI is economical and using X is costly,
> and given that downloading and installing updates is a burden that
> seems to grow ever larger as packages sprout dependencies on each
> other, I would like to see the emergence of a new consensus that
> clarifies to what extent X Windows is important to Cygwin as a whole.
> It clearly is important to some programs but is it so essential to the
> Cygwin ecosystem that the burden of using X is to be imposed on so
> many unwilling Cygwin users?
please note that in the past we had GDI packages
and all of them died as the maintenance burden was not matched
The last one, perl-Win32-GUI, is in the same state.
On TCL/TK, if I remember right we arrived at a point where
it was not possible to compile other packages depending on it;
its GDI leg was interfering with the unix root of the rest of cygwin,
it was a mess. Going X we cut the knot.
If you look at the list of maintainers
you will notice that it is very very short.
Corinna is handling the cygwin core
Yaakov is handlig > 50% of the packages
Jon is handling all the X server
Achim is handling all perl
Ken is handling all texlive
Add me, Jary and Volker and we cover ~ 90% of all packages
Please consider the additional burden you are asking to the
limited maintainers' resources.
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