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[OT] RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated cygwin Package: procmail-3.22-10
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 12:47:04 +0100
- Subject: [OT] RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated cygwin Package: procmail-3.22-10
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
> Sent: 07 September 2004 22:39
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 07:21:07PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
> >> It certainly is a correct and informative statement
> >...but utterly irrelevant since a) Cygwin isn't Red Hat
> Linux and b) this
> >particular package of procmail is not the RHL one to which
> the statement
> The main web page for cygwin mentions that it is supposed to be an
> emulation of Linux.
So it does! I always remember it being described as a Unix or POSIX
emulation layer... I see that it changed sometime around June last year.
Now I come to think of it, I had noticed that before; I think I always
assumed it was just a 'dumbed-down' description someone had decided to put
there in order to save the list having to repeatedly explain the
> If Cygwin claimed to be emulating Solaris, then this would be a useful
> datapoint. Since it doesn't make that claim, I don't think
> your analogy is very apt.
My analogy would have been apter if cygwin hadn't changed it's nature
beneath my feet when I had my back turned!
> I don't exactly understand how my mild defense of Jason would
> be characterized
> as "M"
By placing tongue firmly in cheek when doing so!
>but, this discussion is really not even worth the
> electrons that its
> displayed on,
[OT] tag added!
>so I'll stop now.
Agreed, but it did bring out an interesting point about the change in how
cygwin is seen and described. I couldn't find any discussion in the
archives about it, but it wasn't obvious to me what search terms might
work. Was there some kind of policy change?
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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