Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Apr 2014, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > > Now, clearly you have all the motivation that is needed to get 64-bit
> > > builds of Git for Windows going, and all the motivation required to make
> > > sure that the MSVC support of the msysGit project works.
> > 
> > s/msysGit/Git/
> No. I meant the msysGit project; the project that maintains the current
> development environment for Git for Windows. Please do not try to
> reinterpret what I am saying.

I don't care what you are saying, what I'm saying is that he has the motivation
to do it for the Git project. Why on Earth would he do it for the msysGit
project, when he can do it for the Git project (which would then percolate to
the msysGit project as well)?

> > Personally I don't see why ideally I shouldn't be able to build upstream
> > Git for Windows with mingw without leaving my Linux system.
> Maybe because you could not even test it properly, let alone run the test
> suite?

Ideally you could.

> And maybe because according to the famous "scratch your own itch"
> credo, it is actually the duty of Windows users -- i.e. users who do not
> even have your Linux system -- to fix the bugs that would never be
> encountered anywhere but Windows?

That is your conclusion. If somebody reasonable sends reasonable patches that
make WinGit work in a way that doesn't impact negatively non-Windows users, I
don't see why they wouldn't be picked.

Felipe Contreras
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