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Re: List of package owners
Gareth Pearce wrote:
There are a few packages that lack owners. The most notable may
be m4. Chuck and I exchanged some private email about this last
week. Anyone up for maintaining m4?
Hmm despite the apparent lack of upstream development on this one - m4 is
pretty rock solid (compared to astyle at least) ... I'll have a deeper look
to see if I'm willing to offer on this one.
Well, actually Gary V. Vaughan has been working hard on m4 all summer.
If you grab CVS
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/m4 login anonymous
<hit enter for password>
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/m4 co m4
you'll see that the whole thing has been modularized with plugins. I
sent Gary some patches last week and he incorporated them, but there are
still a number of issues with building it cleanly on cygwin.
Most of these are probably not m4's fault, but are shortcomings in the
libtool (or libltdl) implementation on cygwin. I haven't tried to
rebuild in about a week, so things may have changed in the meantime.
If anyone is interested, I can post my build recipe and notes...