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Re: [Lzip-bug] [PATCH] lzip on Windows

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] [PATCH] lzip on Windows
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:36:11 +0200
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Hello JonY,

Thanks for the packages, and thanks to Tino for his feedback.

I have already uploaded the binary package here (see below about the source) http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases-noredirect/lzip/lzip-1.8-win32-1.zip

Tomorrow I'll add the link to the home page, so that the mirrors have time to catch up.

JonY wrote:
On 10/14/2009 16:03, Tino Lange wrote:
While you're in the mood :-) Do you think that you can port the lzlib
also to win32 / MinGW / MSYS ?

OK, I'll take a look at them over the weekends.


I have just discovered a site maintaining ports of unix tools for windows (http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/). Perhaps you could take a look and get some ideas. Maybe the lzip port could be placed there or in a similar site. I don't know.

I am not yet sure what is the best way of distributing modified sources. The people at gnuwin32 distributes them as unified diffs (http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/summary.html).

In any case, could you please add a line stating something like "Ported to Windows by <your_name>", or "Patched for Windows by <your_name>", or "Windows modifications made by <your_name>", (you get the idea), under the Copyright line in every file you modified in the source package? I think the GPL requires modified versions be marked as such.

Also I remember a bug report in Debian explaining the file share/info/dir should not be included in binary packages. I don't know if it matters for windows packages.

BTW, I have just been told that signal handlers for CTRL-C and CTRL-BREAK do not work for Windows, the program just ends. I don't think that is will be a huge issue though.

I never expected perfect behaviour of a posix tool on windows.

Best regards,

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