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RE: What's the current status of setup.*.exe?
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- To: <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 22:52:05 +1000
- Subject: RE: What's the current status of setup.*.exe?
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> Subject: What's the current status of setup.*.exe?
> Guys : Sorry, I've completely lost track of what is supposed to be the
> current status of the setup executable. There are still
> occasional messages
> to this list reporting glitches of one sort or another,
> almost all to do
> with msgbox announcements about "incomplete" downloads or
> installations, or
> failure to open "[null]" for reading; some problems with
> particularly with expect.*.src; recurrent reminders that
> setup.*.src files
> are available for download; ... and so on. Some users report "Thanks,
> everything now fine" after being referred to the latest setup
> Also differing problems with download-then-installation from the web;
> installation from a local directory; installation from a home-made CD.
> Reports of freezing.
Yes, the current release code has *known* problems. The 22.214.171.124 is
targeted at correcting what you could describe as sev 1 faults.
> Last night I ran a brand new and current installation from a local
> directory, using the snapshot setup-126.96.36.199.exe in W98/SE,
> and experienced
> all the problems described in para 1, though the installation proceeds
> [seems to proceed] perfectly well if one simply presses the
> "ignore and carry on" button. And despite the failure message
> at the end,
> the entire installation completes [seems to complete]
> properly. Do you want
> me to tell you about these installation problems?!
Yes. We're about to make the current snapshot the new release in a few
days time, once some serious user testing takes place. So any feedback
on the snapshot is appreciated (with appropriate scenario descriptions
and log files, of course).
As far as I knew, all the issues in para 1 had been addressed by the
snapshot, so please... Describe away.
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