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- Subject: RE: setup.exe
- From: "Dennis McCunney" <mccunney at bellatlantic dot net>
- Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 12:35:59 -0400
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Charles Wilson
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 1:31 AM
> To: Roger Dahl
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: setup.exe
> Roger Dahl wrote:
> > Why not call the cygwin setup file cygwin.exe instead of
> > setup.exe. It gets confusing with lots of "setup.exe"-s around :)
> We already have three different meanings for "cygwin":
> 1. the DLL "cygwin1.dll" itself
> 2. the setup.exe-installed package called (currently)
> 3. the entire platform/distribution
> You want to add a fourth meaning? To "prevent"
> confusion??!!! I don't think so.
Since half of the installation programs in the world seem to call themselves
"setup.exe", I _would_ favor calling Cygwin's setup "cygsetup.exe", just to
make it clear what it was the setup program for. I routinely do that rename
on the incoming file when I grab an updated version of setup to avoid
confusion. (I DL everything to a standard download directory, and it isn't
unusual for me to download more than one file called "setup.exe" in a web
I _wouldn't_ favor calling it "cygwin.exe" for the reasons you mention.
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