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Re: Looking for Package Donation HOW-TO
- From: "Elfyn McBratney" <elfyn-cygwin at exposure dot org dot uk>
- To: "cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>,"Joakim Erdfelt" <joakim at erdfelt dot net>
- Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 01:54:02 +0100
- Subject: Re: Looking for Package Donation HOW-TO
- References: <3EDD405C.firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I'm attempting to find a HOW-TO on donating to the cygwin project.
> Not having much luck tho.
> I'd like to know what it takes to ...
> a) update an existing package (fvwm for example. 2.4.7 is
> current in cygwin, but 2.4.16 is officially the current
> * I'd take on the role of maintainer, but only as far as
> taking what is recently released and making it
> compile/install in cygwin, I would leave the bug
> fixing for the real package maintainers.
> I'm a high intermediate skill level C/C++ programmer
> with little to no experience in threads, X11, etc...
> I am however a great Java developer. but that's useless
> here. ;-)
Not too sure who the maintainer is, but I doubt they'd look a gift horse in
the mouth. :-)
> b) creating a new package for submittal and approval.
> * I have a working nethack 3.4.0 for example.
> I think if we have vim and emacs,
> we _need_ nethack too. ;-)
Take a look at <http://cygwin.com/setup.html> for the "Cygwin Package
Contributor's Guide". It'll go through everything you'll need to know to
contribute a package.
> c) what the policy is on 'add-ons' to packages.
> things like mod_* for apache, or fvwm-themes scripts.
IMO, If there's a base package it can have add-ons, as some packages already
> Any help, pointers, examples, *DOCS*, etc... would be appreciated.
There's the above link, the rest comes down to research. Try the cygwin-apps
archives (<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/>). It'd probably help if you
look at one of the threads where someone has offered foobar to the distro...
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