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From: Jim Blandy <>
To: Christopher Faylor <>
Subject: Re: RDA on Solaris and Win32
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 16:49:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <vt2brcwsu6w.fsf@zenia.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Christopher Faylor <> writes:

> 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.

Oh!  I'll ask her about it, then.  She's been on vacation, which may
be why she hasn't spoken up.

      reply	other threads:[~2004-12-14 16:49 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
2004-12-14 16:49     ` Jim Blandy [this message]

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