I can see your point but imagine that quite a few people tried to compile pdfedit on cygwin and ran into problems. Mrs Hocko won't have time to develop the program any more as she will be busy trying to solve their problems. Therefore, a balance has to be struck.
I will be still trying to compile my self with Mrs Hocko's assistance but would be good of you could email me the compiled version.
> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:06:12 -0500 > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Pdfedit-support] pdfedit 0.4.5 Compilation Failure under Cygwin > > 2010/11/19 Mohamed Mohamed <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > > I am a bit reluctant to re-compile the code whilst Mr kissel has done a > > great job and did compile the code. > > Yes, but you see, it is only by my trying to do it on my own, and > showing Mrs. Hocko what was going wrong, that at last enabled her to > figure out what settings needed to be thrown in order to make the > build work under cygwin. > > That's why she is trying to encourage you to do as I did--try to build > it yourself, and let her know what is getting in the way, so that she > and the other project administrators can tell whether or not it is > packaged well enough for people to download and build it > automatically. > > > I am not sure what to do next. > > Well, it took a number of trials and errors for Mrs. Hocko to figure > out, from what I reported back, what was going wrong--but if you were > following this thread, you saw that, bit by bit, she DID figure it > out, and ultimately, was able to guide me to a successful build. > > I'll be happy to pack up and send you the compiled pdfedit when I get > back to my office next week, but in the meantime, I do encourage you > to report, here, what your problems are so they can be fixed: after > all, if YOU are having a problem building it, probably someone else > will too, for the same reason. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Beautiful is writing same markup. Internet Explorer 9 supports > standards for HTML5, CSS3, SVG 1.1, ECMAScript5, and DOM L2 & L3. > Spend less time writing and rewriting code and more time creating great > experiences on the web. Be a part of the beta today > http://p.sf.net/sfu/msIE9-sfdev2dev > _______________________________________________ > Pdfedit-support mailing list > Pdfeditemail@example.com > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/pdfedit-support