On 8/16/07, Dave Murphy <wintermute2k4@...> wrote:
> > If I had admin privileges I'd better open SVN specifically for
> > installer, so I could also check in some ideas.
Sorry for being rude. I should have added clarification: you mentioned
that dealing with CVS branches adds you frustration. IMO ViewVC
interface of SF doesn't work well with them at all as almost nobody is
able to see what's happening on CVS from ViewVC
http://mingw.cvs.sourceforge.net/mingw/MinGW/?pathrev= Sorry, I
promised not to talk about that, but I didn't meant to get anybody
aggravated - just trying to keep the same serious tone here.
> I see much talk from you and very little action, always some excuse or
> another as to why the MinGW project doesn't fit with your grandiose
> view. Why are you here?
Well, I've just lost 1/4 of my money and I am depressed, perhaps it is
the place where I could unleash my sorrow and get some sympathy. =(
Sorry about my bad behaviour. I think that MinGW is a good project in
overall, but absence of community process (even in its worst form of
voting) makes it staggering.
The reason that brought me here is inability to compile some
third-party Perl module with MinGW, which in turn needed for some
"intltool" library, which in turn needs for some dependencies for some
application plugin I need to recompile for newer Python version. I
guess the reason is that Perl in DTK package is outdated, and since I
can't do anything about DTK, I decided to look at what going on at the
moment and help if I can. I am just expressing my radical (and not
that grandiose) views on the process.
> Did domeone put you in charge while I wasn't looking? Why are you here?
Sorry. I thought you were asking for advice.
> > An ideal solution is to give user a triple choice - remove only files
> > added on initial installation, remove everything under or remove
> > everything except personalized ~/ home.
> Have you looked at the installer *at all*? We don't know what files were
> installed. Why are you here?
IIRC I even sent some patches. If you take a look at how ports work,
you may get an idea how to get know what files are unzipped. This
could require some changes around untgz plugin, but it's not that
> Did I ask you this already? Why are you here?
Nevermind, I may forgot to answer. I want to help make MinGW a
convenient and maintainable instrument.
> Isn't there a shed somewhere that needs a coat of paint?
There is a http://mingw.org/cms/ that needs decorating.