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OT: Re: Yet another GNU-Win32 website...
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: OT: Re: Yet another GNU-Win32 website...
- From: Robert dot Cross at scottish-newcastle dot co dot uk
- Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 09:25:06 +0100 (GDT)
Jeff Sturm wrote:
> Why doesn't someone build a distribution of cygwin32 configured with
> all the goodies, updates, egcs, X11, etc? There are several people at
> my organization who downloaded cygwin32 independently, and I can
> guarantee they don't know how powerful this software is. A polished,
> quick-to-install distribution would knock their socks off... personally
> I'd jump at the chance if I were a CD maker.
I wholeheartedly agree that this would be ideal on a CD. Most of the computer
magazines over here in the UK seem to go in for cover CD's. This would be an
ideal way of getting more coverage for the GNU-WIN32 system i.m.o.
That said, I'm not sure that a mega-distribution would be a good idea for 'net
distribution, since it surely would take a long time to download - hence a bad
The other thing is that, for an all-encompasing distribution, would it include
any kind of
freeware X-server - for all those many people who haven't gone out and bought
PC-Xware, KEA-X, or any of the other 3rd party systems?
As someone else said ".... just my $0.02 worth".