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Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 22:39:03 -0500
From: "Charles S. Wilson" <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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Subject: Re: setup wishes -- any volunteers
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Robert Collins wrote:
> > 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?)

Probably not.  AFAIRC, that was back when cygwin was distributed as a
monolithic "full.exe" which contained not only cygwin itself, but all of
the other packages and utilities.  Just too big of a mess for any entity
other than cygnus to try and make a release.  Now, with the new package
structure -- sure, rolling releases (and even "non-sanctioned" binary
builds of cygwin itself) are possible. Viva la GPL.


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