Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/05/15/23:14:11
On Wed, 15 May 2002, Harold Hunt wrote:
> 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...
It has an X component as well as a curses-base component as well as a
printer component and lastly a scripting component. It covers many areas
as separate programs (which I was going to package separately).
Robert did suggest 'Net', and I'll probably go with that for the non-X
components. I'd have thought that a few Apps category would have been
created by now.
> > -----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
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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