[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Texmacs-dev] preview: cygwin packages available

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] preview: cygwin packages available
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 18:45:27 +0100 (CET)

On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Andreas Seidl wrote:
> > Are TeXmacs-1.0.2-1.tar.bz2 and TeXmacs- binary packages?
> Yes. But note, that the src packages are not simply the ones from
> texmacs.org. They consistst of a renamed original package, a patch file
> and a shell script, which can be used to build the binary package. See
> http://cygwin.com/setup.html for more details...

No problem, we would distribute them in a special cygwin
subdirectory anyway, like it is already the case for rpms.

> It is Cygwin policy, to have not only a binary package, but this kind of
> source package available as well, although most users won't bother
> selecting and downloading it.
> > As soon as I got a positive report from someone else, we should
> > incorporate your enhancements in the TeXmacs distribution (that is:
> > the setup file).
> At the moment, I see no reason to include files to the distribution, as
> they would be replaced for packaging by newer files. And adding them as a
> patch is (1) easier for me than updating them beforehand via cvs and (2)
> consistent with what I do with other packages (there is only one so far).

Yes, but this will oblige you to change several things for every
new version. Instead, we could proceed in a similar way as for rpms and
let the configure script automatically construct the appropriate
setup files. Another advantage is that the setup files become public,
so other people may learn from them, or help with the maintainance.

> > Also, we should notify the Cygwin developers of
> > the existence of this package and ask them whether they want to
> > make it part of Cygwin. If not, then we can give you ftp write
> > access to texmacs.org and distribute the binaries from there.
> The way to do it is to to post to the cygwin-apps mailing list. I'm
> already subscribed there, and know how to do it. Then at least three
> people have to vote in favour of the packet. At the moment, due to pending
> chrismas and holidays, the people there seem to have not much time to do
> stuff, and I will have only sporadically a good internet connection
> between 20.12 and 14.01.
> Before I post to the list, I'd like to do some further testing, like
> installing it from scratch on a fresh machine, and with other windows
> versions. Furthermore, reports of other users would be welcome!
> So I would post at the end of this month, to have a fair chance to get
> the package accepted within January.

Yes, let us first make things more robust and then do the post.

Other cygwin users: PLEASE TRY.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]