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From: Christopher Faylor <>
Subject: Re: RDA on Solaris and Win32
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 20:31:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 01:12:41PM -0700, Kevin Buettner wrote:
>On 08 Dec 2004 14:22:18 -0500
>Jim Blandy <> wrote:
>> Hmm.  It seems that, although RDA includes code for Cygwin and
>> Solaris, that code is not actually built by default when one
>> configures the tree in the normal way on those platforms.  All you get
>> is the librda library.
>> This means that we can't know if regenerating the auto* files
>> introduces additional build problems for that platform-specific code
>> without first making RDA actually build it again.  I don't want to
>> extend the scope of my project to include making the Cygwin and
>> Solaris native support code build again.  But evolving the surrounding
>> support will inevitably bit-rot that stuff.  It's the classic
>> "unmaintained code" dilemma.
>> Ideally, that stuff were made to build again, but limiting ourselves
>> to actions we can afford to take immediately, what should our policy
>> be?  Here are the options I see, listed in order of decreasing
>> preference for me:
>> a) Declare Cygwin and Solaris native support to be unmaintained in the
>>    README file, but leave the sources in the tree.
>> b) Delete the Cygwin and Solaris native support.  If someone wants to
>>    resurrect it, it's all in CVS.
>> c) Put off upgrading the auto* files until Cygwin and Solaris native
>>    build again and the upgrade can be tested.
>> How do other folks feel?
>I vote for (a).

I thought Corinna Vinschen was maintaining rda for cygwin.


  reply	other threads:[~2004-12-13 20:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-12-08 19:23 Jim Blandy
2004-12-08 20:13 ` Kevin Buettner
2004-12-13 20:31   ` Christopher Faylor [this message]
2004-12-14 16:49     ` Jim Blandy

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