Arrghhhh! Yet another cc, bypassing the list!
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From: Keith Marshall <keithmarshall@...>
Date: 17 September 2013 13:14
Subject: Re: RELEASE: Contributed packages tcl/tk 8.6.0
To: Sebastian Schuberth <sschuberth@...>
On 17 September 2013 09:27, Sebastian Schuberth wrote:
> On 16.09.2013 23:43, Keith Marshall wrote:
>> In what way, exactly, can a reference on gitorious.org, which has
>> absolutely no affinity whatsoever for MinGW.org, be construed as
>> MinGW.org (the official home of the MinGW Project) promoting this?
> Well,  mentions mgwport and links to . So there's your affinity.
A posting on a publicly maintained wiki? By a contributor who has no
official association with the project? Hardly lends much credibility as
And the statement "revolutionary new method for building and maintaining
A statement by whom? The package author? Of course, he's going to try
to hype it up.
can easily create the impression that using mgwport is the
> favorable way to build packages now.
Favoured by whom? The package author again, of course. It certainly
*isn't* favoured by this project administrator. I'm having a hard time
finding any online reference for the dialogue, but I did give the author
a long list of issues, which he will need to address before I will
consider it further; not one of them has been addressed.
I did find:
In this, I explicitly request a contributor to avoid mgwport, because I
consider the packages, (specifically the source packages), it creates to
be fundamentally broken.
>  http://www.mingw.org/wiki/**mgwport<http://www.mingw.org/wiki/mgwport>