Cygwin Statistics and curiosity

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Jan 11 16:29:00 GMT 2019

On Jan 11 16:15, Lemke, Michael  ST/HZA-ZIC2 wrote:
> On Friday, January 11, 2019 3:50 PM David Dombrowsky wrote:
> >On 1/11/19 8:40 AM, E. Madison Bray wrote:
> >> I have often wondered why apt-cyg [1] hasn't been adopted fully by
> >> Cygwin as one of the default packages (in fact I'm not sure if there
> >> even is an actual cygwin package for apt-cyg), aside from the fact
> >> that it's not formally maintained as part of the cygwin ecosystem.
> >> Maybe it should be.
> >
> >YES PLEASE!  Cygwin is awesome and this would put it firmly into the
> >first class of required windows programs/systems.
> It's dead:

If somebody is willing to maintain apt-get as package in the Cygwin
distro, which includes keeping it running if setup.exe changes, fixing
bugs as required(*), by all means,  go ahead.

Are you volunteering, by any chance?


(*) It's open source after all.  Just fork the existing code base and
    continue developing.

Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
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