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bug#19909: [PATCH] Error out if with-file-notification=w32 is specified

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: bug#19909: [PATCH] Error out if with-file-notification=w32 is specified on cygwin
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:35:50 +0100

On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 9:14 PM, Ken Brown <address@hidden> wrote:
On 2/28/2015 2:14 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:44:38 -0500
From: Ken Brown <address@hidden>
CC: address@hidden

No, I meant your reasons for specifying --with-file-notification=w32.
You could only bump into this issue if you specified it, AFAIU.

Based on http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=19909#36, I think
he specified --with-file-notification=w32 because he wanted file
notification and didn't know he could use gfile.

Isn't gfile the default for Cygwin?

Yes.  (Of course, the builder has to have the appropriate glib development package installed, or else file notification won't actually be used.)

I'm inclined to go ahead with the revised patch he submitted in the
above URL.  I'll commit it (with Robert as author and with the change
marked as a "tiny change") if that's OK with you, Eli.

If that's what Cygwin users want, fine with me.

I personally don't care, but Robert requested it, and I don't see any harm in it.  So I'll go ahead as soon as I hear back from him as to how he wants his name shown.

1. Shouldn't the name in the ChangeLog be "Robert Pluim" instead of
"rpluim" to match all the other entries?

I don't think it matters when there's no assignment on file.

I'd prefer "Robert Pluim" but it's not a big deal. It does show that there's a variable somewhere that I haven't set correctly though, since that ChangeLog entry should never have said "rpluim"

2. I tested making a git commit with

    --author="Robert Pluim <address@hidden>  (tiny change)"

but git stripped away the "(tiny change)" part.  What should I do to get
"tiny change" into the git history?  Maybe it's not so important now,
because I can put it into the ChangeLog, but I'm thinking about the
future, when ChangeLogs are automatically generated.

The projects I know of use

   Copyright-paperwork-exempt: yes

on a separate line in the log message.  You will see that I already
used that in Emacs, at least once.

I'll test the waters with my future employers as to copyright assignment, and this discussion will hopefully not have to happen again :)



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