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Re: New Cygwin 1.7.0-18 in release-2

On Jul 23 21:44, John Morrison wrote:
> On Wed, July 23, 2008 7:00 pm, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > I'd be happy if even the most important packages have been rebuilt for
> > 1.7.  So far the reactions from the package maintainers were somewhat
> > reticent.
> I think that'll probably alter once there's a setup for 1.7.  Speaking
> personally I *need* my installation of cygwin and couldn't stand to be
> without it.  (I will get 'round to patching the base packages, but I
> was/did hand these over to Igor; is he still around?)

Igor is still around, yes.  I didn't know (or forgot again) you handed
over maintainership of the base packages.  Igor?

> X under 1.7 is a requirement for me.  Just wish I had the skills to get
> the latest version working.
> >> OTOH I'm not sure what the user reaction would be.  I suppose one
> >> compromise would be to require users to "rm -fr /etc/setup" before
> >> upgrading to 1.7.
> Once X works, that works for me :)

Why is X so important for testing and building packages?  I mean,
the console window and rxvt exist, right?  Personally I'm doing a lot
in my Linux X console, connecting to my Windows machines via rdesktop
and ssh in an xterm.  Btw., since 1.5 and 1.7 can co-exist running in
different directories, there should be no problem running 1.7 based
rxvt/xterm in a 1.5 X server.

> > We *really* need a new setup for 1.7 which doesn't access the "Cygnus
> > Solutions" registry key anymore.
> Agreed :(
> J.
> (attempting to find some time!)

Please with sugar?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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