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Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 18:01:59 -0400
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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To: "Peter A. Castro" <doctor AT fruitbat DOT org>
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Subject: Re: Question on submitting a package to cygwin
References: <Pine DOT LNX DOT 4 DOT 21 DOT 0205151446390 DOT 7202-100000 AT gremlin DOT fruitbat DOT org>

Uhm, Utils comes to mind.


"Peter A. Castro" wrote:
> Hi All,
>   I have a question on package classifications.  I've read through the
> Cygwin Package Contributors Guide and found the list of approved categories:
>  Admin   Archive Base   Database  Devel
>  Doc     Editors Games  Graphics  Interpreters
>  Libs    Mail    Math   Net       Shells
>  System  Text    Utils  Web
> I'd like to submit couple of packages that I've built under Cygwin, but
> I'm at a loss as to a proper category.  The package is a 3270 emulator
> (Paul Mattes's x3270 program) which contains a 3270 emulator for X as
> well as a curses-based version (and a few other variants).  It's
> basically a Telnet app which handles 3270 protocol.  So, what category
> would this fit in?  Really, none of the above categories are a proper
> match.  Would it be possible to lobby for a new category?  Say
> "Applications"?  or "Emulators"?  If someone can suggest one of the
> existing categories that would be fitting, I'd appreciate it.
> Thanks!
> --
> Peter A. Castro <doctor AT fruitbat DOT org> or <Peter DOT Castro AT oracle DOT com>
>         "Cats are just autistic Dogs" -- Dr. Tony Attwood

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