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Re: [Savannah-hackers] project registration for Jinx

From: Hugo Gayosso
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] project registration for Jinx
Date: 23 Jun 2004 22:32:30 -0400
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Tyler Riddle <address@hidden> writes:

> Incidently, I am hoping that Jinx would wind up well
> enough writen to become a part of the Gnu family.

Do you mean that you would like to make Jinx part of the GNU system?

If yes, then read the message below and please return the
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- -- 
Hugo Gayosso
GNU Savannah Support
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