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Re: Welcoming Brian Dessent as setup maintainer

On Wed, 4 May 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On May  3 15:30, Brian Dessent wrote:
> > The problem is joe user installs "for me" and then tries to install a
> > service like sshd, cron, etc.  And it naturally fails because SYSTEM
> > doesn't see any mounts.  So one or more of (setup.exe, cygrunsrv,
> > /usr/bin/foo-install-script) probably needs to do more sanity checking
> > in those cases.
> This is a case of not enough information in the dialog, IMHO.  The
> choice the user has to make at this point is quite important, right?
> Usually this begs for a dialog of its own in typical Windows installers,
> something along the lines of

Agreed.  I would also say "If you want to switch, re-run setup and change
the setting on this page" somewhere.
Also, since we're making dialogs more verbose, how about adding something
like the following to the initial welcome page:

  This is the Cygwin setup program.  It can be used to perform both an
  initial setup and subsequent updates, so make sure you remember where
  you saved it.

It might also make sense to have the verbosity appear as context popup
hints (in the future, of course, as SHTDI).
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