On Wed, 21 Nov 2001 jduell@... wrote:
> first two have links in the 'Downloads' section. I'm obviously going
> to add a link for the release file and make it the prominent link,
> but I'm wondering if it's worth keeping the links to Mike and
> Chakkere's sites or not.
I may be biassed, since I did the csc153b.zip version, but I don't think
anything except maybe a link to Chakkere's site for a little documentation
would be useful. Having more than one version would only make sense if
there are things that work in the other versions, but not in the current
one. I'm not aware of any. Actually, it's the other way round.
Chakkere's version, e.g., won't work in '-q' mode at all.
> They are out of date, but on the other
> hand, I don't want to cut anyone out, and Chakkere's site in
> particular contains some help info for using the DJGPP verison that
> may (or may not) be useful for users of the official version. What
> do you think?
A link to his site shouldn't hurt. OTOH, there's really not a big
difference in how csc153b.zip is used to the normal Unix version. I.e. if
there's a lack of documentation, it's general, not specific to DJGPP.
> Also, should I list Shankar in the credits as the
> original creator of the DJGPP version?
I didn't start off Shankar's version, so Shankar is not the original
creator of the actual code in the official codebase, nor in csc153b.zip,
> 2) We don't mention Cygwin anywhere, so I guess I'll just mention that
> it's possible to compile cscope with it, and that we know of people
> who are doing that successfully.
A hint may be necessary that older versions of Cygwin may not work. We've
had a bugreport that could only be resolved after the reporting user
updated his Cygwin.
> By the way, I tried using the csc153b.zip version on my NT box, and it
> didn't work--the GUI froze whenever I used it (cscope -b worked ok).
The DJGPP version assumes DOS as its target platform, and the underlying
PDCurses for DJGPP does indeed do some things that NT may not allow (like
direct access to the textscreen memory of the graphics card). It
should never be able to freeze anything but itself, though...
Hans-Bernhard Broeker (broeker@...)
Even if all the snow were burnt, ashes would remain.