Hi,

I have a question about the relationship between the cygwin ports and cygwin projects.  Unfortunately the cygwin ports website does not really clarify this.  Is it the case that cygwin ports is a kind of test bed for packages that will eventually wind up in cygwin's repositories through an established procedure?  Or are these repositories completely separate and independent?  If it is the latter, two questions arise: 1) how coherence between the two repositories is maintained to ensure all package dependencies are compatible and don't accidentally break packages in the other repository, and 2) is it worthwhile to contribute packages to the cygwin repository which they presently lack, but which are provided in cygwin ports?

Thanks in advance from a long-time cygwin user.