Re: Hosting the Debian/kCygwin port?
Sjors Gielen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Thanks for all your answers!
> Carsten Hey wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:14:24AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
>>> So maybe debian-win32 could just be awaken since the barring issue
>>> seems gone?
>> This is what I would try first. I hope you are successful with this.
> I was using Cygwin 1.5 when I started working on this. I indeed
> noticed that in Cygwin CVS this has been fixed already.
> Carsten Hey wrote:
>> debian-cygwin.sf.net is a Debian GNU/w32 port and I see no reason to
>> remove the project page on Sourceforge. Although there are no
>> releases, there has been some work done (see
>> and this site should IMHO at least reside for historical reasons.
>> Maybe there is a chance to reanimate this project or at least reuse
>> some of the work that has been done or concepts that have been
> I started with the idea when I noticed this project. It had been dead
> for a few years, and I liked the idea and looked into it. I had some
> contact with the original admin. He added me to the project, created
> an SVN repository on my request, but refused to make me an admin,
> which is needed to i.e. modify the project web frontend. When I filed
> a project takeover, the admin removed my SVN commit access.
> Everything currently in SVN is mine (and that's not much, but I've got
> a lot more waiting here, until I can commit it somewhere.) CVS only
> contains the same old dpkg sources twice, and some binary builds.
> I'm still waiting for the admin to either accept or reject the project
> takeover request. I don't have a lot of hope there, he seems to be
> working against me.
> I also e-mailed the debian-ports admin, and he said the same as you:
> there needs to be a base system before it can be hosted there. Base
> system means gcc, g++, dpkg-dev, etc.
> For now, I will keep working on the project locally, until I can host
> everything I have now at Sourceforge. Once I have a base system going,
> I'll e-mail the debian-ports admin again.
Just out of curiousity, has anything happened since this was posted in 2009?