Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/2000/04/26/14:36:45
On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 11:13:40AM -0400, Jeffrey Juliano wrote:
>> >  Obviously, the FAQ hasn't been updated yet.
>> We have a new FAQ maintainer, who hopefully will be updating the FAQ
>> shortly. Updating the FAQ right after a new release is difficult.
>Just to make sure I didn't come off the wrong way... I realize updating
>the FAQ can take a bit of time. Which is why I wanted to point out that
>if you are ready to start taking maintainer volunteers, then you might
>want to announce that before the FAQ is ready. And I don't mean to
>criticize that the new FAQ isn't out yet.
One of the problems with signing up maintainers is that it is a somewhat
time consuming process. It requires setting up ssh/cvs on your machine,
filling out a form, and getting sysadmins involved. We're going to have
to automate this process.
However, I have privately approached a few people about being package
maintainers when I see someone showing an interest on the cygwin or
cygwin-developers mailing list. I have a couple people in various stages
of setup now. When they seem to be ready to go, I'll be announcing their
I have asked for a new "cygwin-apps" mailing list to be set up so that
this kind of thing can be discussed there. For now, it will be handled
the same way as cygwin-developers with each subscription requiring
approval and only subscribers capable of posting.
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