[mythtv] Re: compiling mythtv frontend for cygwin

Geoffrey Hausheer mythtv0368 at phracturedblue.com
Tue Oct 12 14:51:58 UTC 2004

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 03:47:43 -0500, Mario L wrote:
> ....  If that patch could get applied to CVS by someone, then
> some other people can finally join in on this since it is basically
> down to a science.

While Isaac is probably the only one with a say in whether something
like this goes in, I wouldn't count on it.  First off, there is no
reason to put it into the code yet, as it doesn't work.  Anyone
competent enough to do hacking  on it can install your patch and make
new ones.  Second the code will be nearly impossible to maintain. 
There are ifdefs all over the place.  The ones controlling headers I
can understand,  but there are many others.  Since almost all of the
developers run Linux, they don't want to worry about whether they are
breaking the win32 build, and I would guess that Isaac doesn't want to
have to wait for the win32 maintainers to fix bugs before releasing
new versions.  I would say (a) get it working first.  I don't see nay
compelling reason to add it otherwise, and (b) after you do that,
clean up the patch to minimize differences such that the maintenance
will be easier.

As an aside, if you want unix people to look at your patches .tar.bz2
(or .gz) is a much better format that rar.  I hate having to use
proprietary programs to just  look at a patch. And again anyone
familiar  with cygwin will know how to use tar, so you aren't
alienating your users.


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