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Re: moratorium on new setup.exe features, please?
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 13:41:14 -0500
- Subject: Re: moratorium on new setup.exe features, please?
- References: <20020129145831.GA32323@redhat.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 09:58:31AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>Can we concentrate on releasing a new version of setup.exe, please?
>I'd like to eliminate the confusion that the current version of setup.exe
>is causing. It seems like we are in a standard "add one more thing" mode
>when people are experiencing real problems and real confusion with the
>currently released setup.exe.
>The only thing that I really wanted for the next release was clickable
>categories. We have quite a bit more than that so I assume there will
>be additional unforeseen headaches coming. This is standard when you
>add new features. The more features you add, the more headaches you'll
>So, lets just concentrate on getting something out the door which solves
>the known issues. The biggest known issue right now is the "How do I
Btw, I hope this isn't taken as a criticism of the current state of
setup.exe. There are obviously a lot of wonderful improvements in it.
I'm just getting the same uneasy feeling that I get when I've gone too
long without a cygwin release. I *know* that there is some major issue
that will cause a 20% increase in mailing list traffic just lurking in
the code somewhere.