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Re: setup.exe beta (testing needed - really!)

Apparently it isn't there yet (or there's a type-o somewhere)

$ wget
           => `setup-2.340.2.2.exe'
Resolving done.
Connecting to[]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
12:35:30 ERROR 404: Not Found.



On 26 Mar 2003, Robert Collins wrote:

> A new release of setup.exe is imminent. There are many changes, and to
> reduce problems, feedback from YOU, is needed.
> The new version is available from
> (binary) and
> (source).
> Pending any regressions being discovered, this release will become the
> production release in ~1 weeks time.
> Cheers,
> Rob
>  ====   Release Notes   ====
> order):                                                                               
> Abraham Backus  <abraham at backus dot com>
> Brian Keener  <bkeener at thesoftwaresource dot com>
> Christopher Faylor  <cgf at redhat dot com>
> Gary R. Van Sickle  <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
> John Marshall  <johnm at falch dot net>
> Marcel Telka  <marcel at telka dot sk>
> Max Bowsher  <maxb at ukf dot net>
> Igor Pechtchanski  <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
> Pavel Tsekov  <ptsekov at gmx dot net>
> Robert Collins  <rbtcollins at hotmail dot com>
> Fix 'Can't open (null) for reading' errors.
> Setup now checks bz2 (de)compression status rather than spewing TODO's
> into setup.log.full.
> Returning to the chooser from another page will now refresh the view.
> Packages with corrupt md5's in the source that are being upgraded will
> popup a warning, rather than uninstalling and then failing to install
> the new version.
> Setup is now more helpful when reporting what log file to look in if
> errors occured.
> Setup now has two new views - skipped packages (won't be installed) and
> one for
> packages that don't need updating.
> New chooser 'keep' button to change the default activity on packages to
> not upgrade - useful when installing a single new package.
> Show all categories in the chooser, not just the first package.
> Setup will detect and optionally disable McAfee during installation,
> hopefully reducing the bluescreens some users have reported.
> Use per-screen window titles.
> Packages without accessible download sites won't be available for
> installing.
> Updating a user-site in the downloads site list will replace previous
> sites at the same server.
> Parsing of the setup.bz2/.ini files is reported via a progress bar, so
> that setup does not appear to hang after the downloads.
> Run post-install scripts in the order of dependencies, to ensure that
> packages are fully setup before scripts from other, dependent packages
> run.
> Prevent a handle leak when running scripts.
> Prevent an access violation with some throw exceptions.
> Only place the tcp port in http requests when it's not port 80.
> Decode FTP 227 replies more robustly.
> Compile with gcc3.
> NEW FEATURES (That aren't user visible):
> Support for parsing debian Packages and Sources tags in setup.ini/bz2.
> Support for versioned dependencies.
> ntsec integration to setup default ACL's on installed files correctly.
> Logs files to be replaced on reboot.
> Update included zlib to 1.1.4.
> Partial unattended mode support.
> The IE5 network option no longer prevents the use of cached data, which
> significantly increases performance.

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