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Re: cygwin port of glib




On 05.03.2019 17:07, E. Madison Bray wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 11:07 AM LRN wrote:
>>
>> Looking at cygwin glib source package, i see a lot of downstream patches
>> applied to glib over the years (there are no dates, but the versions range from
>> 2.34.3 to 2.50 - that might be as early as 2012 and as late as 2017) to make it
>> work correctly on cygwin.
>>
>> Why are these not upstream (considering the fact that glib does have some
>> cygwin-specific code - clearly it's not because glib doesn't *want* cygwin
>> compatibility)?
>>
> but in
> this case I would suggest that, if you care enough to do it, you
> should offer to upstream that they accept some/all of those patches,
> as in most cases they may not even be aware it exists. My guess is
> that whoever is maintaining the glib package for Cygwin

That would probably be Yaakov Selkowitz[0].

> either doesn't
> know glib well enough to be able to advocate effectively for those
> patches, or doesn't care enough to.
> 
> If they're clean, worthwhile patches then I absolutely think you
> should get them integrated upstream if at all possible--that's almost
> always preferable.

Okay, i'll see what i can do.

[0]: https://github.com/cygwinports/glib2.0/commits/master

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