Hosting the Debian/kCygwin port?
I'm working on a project porting the Debian tools to Cygwin. Currently,
my plan is to:
- Provide some required patches to the Cygwin team, for example to allow
a file in use to be removed or modified, since this is required for dpkg
- Re-compile all packages and patches currently available for Cygwin
into a Debian .deb
- Provide either a way to bootstrap Debian onto an existing Cygwin
installation, or provide installers for a pure Debian/kCygwin installation.
Now I'm wondering where to host this project. I've been thinking about
three locations: Sourceforge, Debian or Cygwin. I've filed a project
takeover request for Sourceforge, but the original project admin seems
to work against me a little and it doesn't seem "fit" to release there.
Since the largest part of the project would be the packages in their new
Debian source and binary forms, I at least need an apt repository. The
Debian project already has the structure for that, but the Cygwin
packages are different from their Debian counterparts (think patches),
and I'm not sure how that happens with other ports. debian-devel, is
this a problem?
Also, I don't know if the Cygwin team may be willing to host this
project. They have their own packages and manager, and may not be
willing to host this alternative, even if it works great in a few weeks
time. Cygwin list, what do you think?