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From: "Harold Hunt" <cygwin-xfree AT cygwin DOT com>
To: "Peter A. Castro" <doctor AT fruitbat DOT org>
Cc: <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: RE: Question on submitting a package to cygwin
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 22:16:17 -0400
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Chris Faylor had said that apps that run under X need to go in the XFree86
directory... but I'm not sure if that means that it should be stuffed into
the XFree86 category as well:


Does x3270 only have an X component or does it run in a normal shell too?
As you can tell, I have no idea what this program does and I don't really
have time to look...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-apps-owner AT cygwin DOT com
> [mailto:cygwin-apps-owner AT cygwin DOT com]On Behalf Of Peter A. Castro
> Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:13 PM
> To: Robert Collins
> Cc: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: RE: Question on submitting a package to cygwin
> On Thu, 16 May 2002, Robert Collins wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Peter A. Castro [mailto:doctor AT fruitbat DOT org]
> > > Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 7:57 AM
> >
> > > 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.
> > ...
> > >  It's
> > > basically a Telnet app which handles 3270 protocol.  So, what
> > > category would this fit in?
> >
> > Did you look up x3270 on debian as the setup.html page suggests? Or
> > perhaps what telnet on debian is in?
> No, I haven't looked at debian's site at all (I'm a Slackware user myself
> :).  I've used x3270 for a number of years (through all its various
> incarnations) and usually pull the source directly from the x3270
> website.
> I've just taken a look at debian's site, and they only have x3270 (not
> all the other variants).  Actually, they have x3270 broken into several
> parts, for some reason.  It's classified as 'X Window System software'
> which doesn't really help me classify it for Cygwin.  I've build all the
> variants (except tcl3270 - need tcltk-8.3 on Cygwin) under Cygwin and was
> planning on packaging each separately.
> Hmmm... I guess I really should go get Paul's permission to package this
> all up first :)
> > I'd suggest Net as it's a non-web networking tool.
> Hmmm... Ok. 'Net' it shall be.
> Thanks Rob!
> > Rob
> --
> 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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