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RE: setup wishes -- any volunteers
- To: cygwin-developers at cygwin dot com, cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Subject: RE: setup wishes -- any volunteers
- From: "Parker, Ron" <rdparker at butlermfg dot com>
- Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 10:14:27 -0600
Uh, a small voice from the past here. If no one else volunteers I will look
into this after I get back from my honeymoon, mid-April.
From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 10:13 AM
Subject: setup wishes -- any volunteers
It would be "real nice" (tm) if setup could be modified to do too things:
1) Understand simple dependencies (relatively easy?):
If you download gcc, you need cygwin and w32api.
If you download bash, you need cygwin.
2) Have some way of viewing categories of files:
Source Code development:
gcc The GNU Compiler Collection
binutils The Linker, Assembler and other tools
gdb The GNU debugger
bash The Bourne Again Shell
tcsh The C Shell
I think that both of these would make setup.exe much more useful to the
first time installer. Probably we could then stop the "download
everything" default that is going to become more unmanageable as the
Any volunteers? I'd love to do this myself but I really don't have the
time. (tm) Or, hmm. Maybe I don't understand the Windows API well enough
to do this? (tm)