Benjamin Smedberg wrote, quoting Gianluca Sforna:
>> I am going to have a look at how much work is needed for this to
> It appears that stock cvs 1.11.22 sources build just fine in the
> msys build environment. I have put up a package built from my home
> machine here:
Thanks for this, Benjamin. Can you confirm that by `MSYS build
environment', you do mean using the msysDVLPR tools, and not just
the regular MinGW tools, hosted under MSYS?
> Mozilla is interested in having new production releases of MSYS and
> MSYSDTK. Now that Earnie is unavailable, is there a process that we
> can use to think about creating and shipping these?
I think there a a number of people who would like to see this happen,
but few who actually appear willing to *make* it happen. From private
correspondence with Earnie, I get the impression that, while he has put
quite a considerable personal effort into maintaining MSYS, he has been
rather disappointed by the response, when he has asked for volunteers
to assist in that effort; (yes, I know there have been a few other
contributors, to whom we are grateful, but the lion's share of the
work has been undertaken by Earnie himself).
I would take on some of the work myself, if I could first succeed in
creating a cross-hosted MSYS development on my GNU/Linux box, since
I do not have a Win32 box I can use. So basically, to allow MSYS
development to continue, now that Earnie has been forced to take a
break from it, we need VOLUNTEERS who can set up an MSYS development
host, and contribute to the development process. If you think you
might be able to help, then please follow the guidelines here:
to get the ball rolling. (If you already are a MinGW Developer, but
need additional committal rights, please use the MinGW-DVLPR list to
discuss your requirements).