Adam Dinwoodie
Sun Nov 29 12:44:24 GMT 2020

On Sun, 29 Nov 2020 at 11:44, Rafel Amer Ramon wrote:
> is it possible that the developers include the program gengetopt
> in the distribution if cygwin?

Hi Rafel,

Cygwin package maintainers are all volunteers, and the best way to get
something included as a Cygwin package is almost certainly to package
it yourself. There's a guide to doing so at

If you're not proposing to maintain the package yourself then, as with
all open source projects, we have the issue that someone has to do it,
and clearly nobody thus far has been sufficiently motivated to do the
work themselves until now. Sometimes this sort of request will be
sufficient for a volunteer to step forwards, but the best way to get
something done is often to do it yourself…

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