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RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- To: Robert dot Cross at scottish-newcastle dot co dot uk, gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- From: Marcus Brown <Brown at sw dot mke dot etn dot com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 16:19:29 -0500
I think this would be a good idea, but in the spirit of Red Hat, rpm
would be a better installation method (BTW, it has been ported to
cygwin32, not by me, but I have been using it). Also, the source of
each "tool" or "component" should be on the CD for easy reconfiguration.
I dunno, just my 2 cents.
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 4:10 AM
Subject: CD-based distribution (was Another
Here's what I'd like to see in a GNU-WIN32 CD
distribution. I'll call it 'Blue
Socks' to distinguish
it from 'Red Hat' Linux ....
Basic system using InstallShield or similar installer.
Able to cleanly
uninstall whole system.
Full Unix paths, (/usr, /home, /etc)
Manual pages plus support programs (man, grotty, etc).
EGCS (C/C++, plus make only - no Fortran, Pascal, etc)
X-programs, such as xterm, xtetris, etc.
At the risk of being real unpopular, I'd prefer the
current two distributions,
i.e. a user and
a programmer distribution. The programmer distribution
would include all in the
Emacs or Xemacs (the latter preferred as Emacs on NT is
pretty darn good
Other programming languages (esp Fortran, Pascal)
Graphics libraries, (where licensing allows), JPEG,
GIF(?), TIFF, PNG.
What do other people think about this?
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