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Re: multiple cygwin installs

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 02:11:40PM +0200, J?rg Schaible wrote:
>Phil Betts wrote on Thursday, March 29, 2007 1:34 PM:
>> <soapbox>
>>Any 3PP that forces one to use their (inevitably out of date) version
>>of cygwin (and thereby killing the official installation) is IMO broken
>>and the issue should be taken up with them.  At the very least, it
>>shows they have such little faith in their own software's robustness
>>that they won't risk it running on an newer version of cygwin.
>>Imagine the chaos if ALL software was installed like this.  You might
>>end up with 100 different versions of cygwin on your PC, and ProductA
>>would never be able to talk to ProductB because they'd need two
>>different sets of registry settings simultaneously.
>>I'm sure their justification is that they are reducing support costs by
>>ensuring it's running on a known platform.  Only if their customer
>>support is forced to resolve the problems caused by their installation
>>will they learn that this is a false economy.
>Well, the soapbox is coming true.  Or why do you think so much
>companies start to deliver their app in a VM?  Never trust an OS
>installed by a stranger ...  hehehe

This is probably cygwin-talk material (Reply-To set) but is that really
true?  Are companies really packaging products with their own VM?


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