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RE: Beeing cranky; Cygwin-XFree86

> From: []On Behalf
> Of Elfyn McBratney

> Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) <> wrote:

> > A lot of personal opinions below, take heed.

> >  The way to go IMO is:
> > Create "Start->Programs->cygwin-> [ put ALL cygwin related
> stuff HERE ]" (*)

> I'm not going to delve into these topics now, but I would just
> add this: If you
> want anything here (and by here I mean cygwin.*)
> fixed/changed/improved *you* need
> to scratch *your* itch. It's free software, after all.
> In this case, I mean communicate with the right people [read:
> speak to cygwin-xfree].

 Right... <sigh> Until now I have had no need to read/write to that list.

> > *)
> > Might this be a "good" addition to setup.exe?
> Could be. I was thinking about something similar, where a package
> can have an .ini
> file (following the convention here; perhaps .menu) somewhere
> (similar to the
> postinstall/preremove magic) where the package could
> install/remove a menu item or
> items, which IMO would be quite useful for X apps. Could, also,
> of course be expanded
> upon. And, might save you some hair. :-)

 =-) that would be nice. (Not that I have much left ;-)

> My main motivaton being able to bung' a cygserver shortcut
> somewhere (but also give
> other packages the ease of doing it, too). Nothing coded (<g>)
> just throwing an idea
> into the air.

 I'd say - go for it! You'll have my support :-)

> > Another option for setup.exe: Allow to download, but NOT install - for
> > *selected* packages?
> "Download from Internet" ?

 Nope, I didn't write it in enough detail I believe.

If I understand correctly, setup.exe is on the way to the point where it
will keep _package selections_ set as they were the last time it was run.

Having the above setting available _for a package or two_ *in this context*
should be a nice feature.

/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE Microcomputer systems - 59?14'N, 17?12'E

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