Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/01/05/01:27:33
David A. Cobb wrote:
> Gee, Chuck, will that also apply to your Cygwin Utilities page?
Yep -- except that there's really no need. That page, for all intents
and purposes, is dead. Okay, it's not entirely dead yet -- merely
moribund. For a number of reasons:
1) Most everything that USED to be there is now in the official dist
anyway (*** double standard alert...see below ***)
2) Of the remaining stuff, only cygipc, "cygutils(the package)" and the
auto*wrapper packages are "current" -- I'm pretty sure most of the other
stuff has suffered a lot of bitrot.
(*** double standard alert ***) why push "my" packages into the dist,
and not JASSP Emacs? (a) most of "my" packages are fairly core --
libraries and such. Do you really want to go to an external site for
ncurses? zlib? readline? cvs? (b) "my" packages are all open
source/gnu with no commercial restrictions -- JASSP Emacs is not.
(Actually, JASSP Emac's status may be changing; this is perhaps an
outdated objection) But I'm not really arguing AGAINST including JASSP
Emacs -- I'm just pointing out what will soon be possible, for JASSP
Emacs AND CygUtils AND Bob's Big Package of FunNGames and whatnot.
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