[ANNOUNCEMENT] cygwin 3.3.0-0.1.9814cfd8f693 (TEST)

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Sun Sep 19 13:32:17 GMT 2021

Am 19.09.2021 um 14:27 schrieb Ken Brown via Cygwin:
> On 9/19/2021 2:42 AM, ASSI wrote:
>>> I'm pretty sure the GNU coding standards have required
>>> it since day 1.  Automake generates tons of makefile real estate just
>>> for this.
>> I don't see that requirement in the current document:
>> https://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/standards.html
>> There is a requirement that the sources for such files are provided
>> alongside the instruction on how to re-generate them.
> I'm not sure how much we should worry about the GNU standards for 
> release tarballs.  Those standards are written for GNU projects, which 
> are supposed to run on many different systems.  The cygwin package 
> runs only on Cygwin.
> On the other hand, maybe we could do a better job of documenting how 
> to rebuild a package from source via cygport.
And via git clone, please, because that's the way developers start if 
they want to contribute to cygwin.
I still claim it's a bad idea to hide that script in a subdirectory; it 
should at least reside in the top-level directory, so if someone sees a 
script "auto..." there, it will be an attempt to proceed with.

> Ken

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