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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Advance notice: Remove regex package on 2001-02-07
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 11:42:16 -0500
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Advance notice: Remove regex package on 2001-02-07
- References: <200201241105.g0OB5nK31265@cgf.cipe.redhat.com>
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Since Cygwin 1.3.7, the Cygwin API contains the POSIX regex calls.
> For that reason, the "regex" package is no longer needed, except other
> packages depend on it.
> The only package in the Cygwin net distribution which was dependent of
> "regex" was OpenSSH. This isn't any longer true with OpenSSH-3.0.2p1-5.
> For that reason, I will remove the regex package in 2 weeks from today.
Hmmm....this is disquieting. Let's assume that Bob has built, on his
machine, the "HandyMedicineDatabase" application which depends on
He can now no longer install HMD on a new machine, unless he carries
around a copy of the regex package -- or he is forced to recompile his
app so that it doesn't depend on cygregex.dll.
Perhaps you can release a new regex package that contains only the DLL,
and not the development links. However, this brings up the question:
how long to we need to keep these old DLLs around to support (possible)
E.g. when can the libreadline4 package be removed? No existing *cygwin*
package depends on it, but user-compiled stuff might... Ditto
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