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Q: I wrote a program using DJGPP. How can I make it available to
Q: I found and corrected a bug in one of the programs distributed with
DJGPP. Where should I put it?
Q: What should I do to upload my DJGPP package to SImTel.NET?
A: If your program/patches are small enough, consider posting it to the mailing list or the the comp.os.msdos.djgpp news group. Please do not post binaries to the news group; only post source code as plain text, and only if it is not too large. Many people who read the news group cannot save the MIME attachments, and don't like to be forced to download a large message; you are requested to respect that.
If the program is larger than, say, 50K bytes, it's best to upload
it to a public site where everybody can get it. You can upload your
contribution to a special directory on the DJ Delorie's FTP server. This directory is write-only, and it gets
purged every couple of days, so be sure to write to DJ Delorie about your upload;
he will then move it to the
If you decide to upload, please send mail to the
list with a brief description of your program/patch. (The message will
get reflected to both the news group and the DJGPP mailing list, so you
don't have to cross-post there, but it also goes to people who only
djgpp-announce list because they want to get such
announcements and nothing else.)
If your program is more than a patch or a beta version, you might consider uploading it to the DJGPP archives on SimTel.NET. Material uploaded there gets automatically distributed to all of the SimTel.NET mirrors throughout the world, which makes it easier to get.
DJ Delorie requests that all contributed packages uploaded to his server
be source-only distributions, if at all possible. This is so there will
be no danger of distributing programs infected by a virus. Please avoid
uploading self-extracting archives because DJ extracts them on a Unix
machine which can't run DOS executables. Detailed instructions for
packaging and uploading DJGPP-related files to SimTel.NET are available
in the DJGPP HOWTO repository. When the package
appears on SimTel.NET mirrors, send an announcement to the
djgpp-announce mailing list.