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Subject: RE: setup wishes -- any volunteers
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Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 12:11:23 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>, <cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:cgf AT redhat DOT com]
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 11:57 AM
> To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com; cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: Re: setup wishes -- any volunteers
> 
> 
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 11:44:39AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >I don't understand this (as both formats are GPL'd AFAIK) 
> but I'm not in
> >the mood for bucking corporate reality just now... what RPM resources
> >are available at RedHat that might make my efforts on this easier?
> >(Read: I'm willing to try RPM, just not as enthusiastic).
> 
> Dunno.  I just don't want to be in a meeting where someone mentions
> the Cygwin setup utility and asks what package format it uses.  I
> could probably defend it by stating that it was contributed by a
> dedicated, selfless net contributor but I'd rather not have to.
> 
> Obviously dpkg is seen as a "competitor" to rpm and rpm is a Red Hat
> format, so...

Hmm... Are there any marketdroids listening in? Free as competition to
Free... cough, cough, diet coke went down the wrong way. 

Anyway as I said I'll give it a shot. 

> 
> This is one of those rare times where the fact that Cygwin is a
> corporate-sponsored entity makes a difference.
> 
> The last time it made a difference was where I was forced to delay
> a new net release for almost a year and a half for various silly
> reasons.
> 
> cgf
> 

A side-question: could volunteers have made a release during that period
(if they got their act together?)

Rob

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