Quoting Keith Marshall <keithmarshall@...>:
> On Friday 26 January 2007 01:05, Greg Chicares wrote:
>> On 2007-1-26 0:37 UTC, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> > We already have Snapshots. The packages currently in Proposed are for
>> > the most extent Unmaintained.
>> Okay, I agree: of eight "Proposed" packages, only one is dated
>> within the last twelve months, and half are from 2003.
> There does appear to be an overlap in purpose for
I use Snapshots to put development releases for testing and Candidate
for pre-release possible Current releases.
> I've tended to view `Proposed' as somewhere to put contributed
> packages, somewhat related to MinGW, but not considered as officially
> supported by the MinGW Developers; perhaps `Contributed' would serve
> better, as a name.
I think that is what I intended when I first created it but also more
as a ``marketing test'' area to determine use based on download. I
almost suggested Contributed but felt that possibly it might encourage
more of the same which is fine I suppose but I would rather see more
> Of the eight currently designated `Proposed', I doubt if Danny would
> consider his Dwarf2 GCC variant as unmaintained. I certainly don't
> consider my own `execwrap' library as unmaintained; it's functionally
> complete, and stable, in terms of my design goals for it, so I'm not
> expending development effort on it, but if I get any bug reports or
> feature requests related to it, I'll address them.
Ok, I agree this fits Contributed.
> On the remaining six, I don't wish to comment; perhaps the original
> contributers would care to do so, if they are reading this. If not,
> and if we are unable to contact the original maintainers, then I'd
> say we can safely class them as unmaintained, but do we simply drop
> them, or do we move them to an `Unmaintained' package category? (SF
> will keep them anyway, but if we don't keep them affiliated with some
> package, they will drop out of sight).
Of those six I contributed compress, mpatrol and pdcurses; I've never
seen any complaints but I'm not going to support them any longer
either. The pascal one the developer is supporting elsewhere so
keeping it may not be beneficial. So perhaps renaming Proposed to
Contributed and adding an Unsupported page makes sense? Unmaintained
could be misconstrued.
BTW, even though SF keeps the files forever, there is now no way to see
the old files. Currently http://downloads.sf.net/mingw will redirect
to the FRS page.