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RE: perl-5.6.0 ready for test! (IMPORTANT READ THIS MESSAGE ON MAINTAINER STATUS!)
- To: "Charles Wilson" <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>,<cygwin-apps at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Subject: RE: perl-5.6.0 ready for test! (IMPORTANT READ THIS MESSAGE ON MAINTAINER STATUS!)
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 10:39:46 +1000
- Thread-Index: AcAMgCCwFEQ8K5q9StWumQluGPpXDwAGiaTA
- Thread-Topic: perl-5.6.0 ready for test! (IMPORTANT READ THIS MESSAGE ON MAINTAINER STATUS!)
The set of mailing lists sounds almost like a set of FAQ's - maintained
by one person per FAQ...
Perhaps a set of FAQ's and a matching set of mail alias's
ie PERL-CYGWIN FAQ hanging off the existing FAQ at the index, and
email@example.com - goes to the perl maintainer, and they
/dev/null or update the FAQ as appropriate.
I think separating support for the application issues from the "kernel"
or portability layer is a very good idea.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Wilson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 August 2000 4:14 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: perl-5.6.0 ready for test! (IMPORTANT READ THIS
> MESSAGE ON
> MAINTAINER STATUS!)
> Chris Faylor wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 05:08:10AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > >--- Michael Ring <Michael.Ring@t-mobil.de> wrote:
> > >> perl-5.6.0 is perl period ;-)
> > >>
> > >-8<-
> > >>
> > >> PACKAGING STATUS:
> > >>
> > >> When tested this package should go nowhere (or perhaps
> contrib) version 5.6.1
> > >> should go to contrib
> > >>
> > >
> > >IMHO, automake, autoconf, libtool and perl should be a
> part of the base package
> > >and therefore should go to the latest directory and not to
> the contrib
> > >directory. Perl is required by the other three and
> automake, autoconf and
> > >libtool [are|have] becom[ing|e] a de facto standard.
> > I sort of agree but I wonder if we're starting to fill up
> the hard disks of people
> > who have no interest in doing development.
> This will not be an issue once DJ's improvements to setup.exe are
> > We're also growing the "support load" on cygwin@sourceware
> whenever we add a new
> > package.
> Now this is a real problem. But the whole idea, I thought, of the
> package system was to make it easier to add and maintain additional
> I wonder if the answer is a series of non-subscribable mailing lists:
> You got a question about automake on cygwin, send mail to
> cygwin-automake. The message does NOT get posted immediatly, but is
> routed to whatever poor fool is supporting automake on cygwin. He/She
> approves and answers the message, and now that question is archived.
> This will lead to a LOT of very low-volume mailing lists.
> When a new or updated package is announced, there will obviously be a
> lot of immediate discussion on the main cygwin list, but the constant
> background how-do-I would migrate to the app-specific lists.
> Good idea? Bad idea? Tremendously stupid idea? Nice idea but
> would never
> work in reality?