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Re: [HEADSUP] Start of Cygwin 1.7 release cycle
- From: "Troy Bull" <troy dot bull at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:24:18 -0500
- Subject: Re: [HEADSUP] Start of Cygwin 1.7 release cycle
- References: <20080414131156.GS23852@calimero.vinschen.de>
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Corinna Vinschen
> Hi all,
> we're now finally starting the release cycle for Cygwin 1.7. Not
> everything is in it's place, some changes are still in flux and the
> installation is still somewhat bumpy but we should get to all of that
> while testing goes on.
> We have set up a new release area which is dedicated to the 1.7 release.
> This allows us to test the new Cygwin DLL in a complete distro
> environment without breaking the standard release. This standard
> release will get frozen at one point, when we think it's safe enough to
> switch the community to the new distro. The old one stays available for
> Windows 95/98/Me users. So far the new release area is a copy of the
> existing one. To access it, you have to use a special setup.exe version
> you get from http://cygwin.com/setup-1.7.exe
I was / am very happy to see this available. I frequently run in to
the path / filename too long error.
I downloaded this version of setup and when I run it (I have tested it
against 5 or 6 different mirrors), it fails on 99% complete. The
setup dialog shows that it is Downloading
_update-info-dir-00743-1.tar.bz2. Is there anything I can do to get
past this point?