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#1185 need better developer docs

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2013-02-05
2008-06-28
Andy Grover
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webpage talks about downloading packages from website, how to get started as a developer *using* mingw, but not how to get started as a developer *of* mingw. How to I pull the source repo? The wiki has links to "Official CVS" but no information on how to derive pserver or login information.

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  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2008-06-28

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    Thanks Andy, we have just talked about this issue on our mingw-dlvpr list. In time we will have a wiki page together which will describe what you've pointed out.

     
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    What is more pressing is that the active CVS repository isn't actually the one on sourceforge. It is another on the cygnus site. Providing patches against a "hidden" cvs repo is very difficult and makes it more likely that other projects will fork the source tree.

     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2008-07-03

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    Why is that so "pressing"? It isn't really hidden, there is a README file in SF version of CVS that points you to Cygwin's CVS but after reviewing it could use more words. The mingw-runtime and w32api started with Cygwin so it is just historically the place where the source resides.

     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2013-02-05

    • labels: website -->
    • status: open --> closed
    • resolution: --> out-of-date
    • category: --> Unknown
    • milestone: --> WEBSITE