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Re: Installer question
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Anon Mouse <cygwinpostaccount at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 19:59:43 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Installer question
- References: <email@example.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Anon Mouse wrote:
> Couple of comments on the installer:
> - Does it have to be non-resizable? It's REALLY a pain to keep
> scrolling left-right-left-right in a 3-inch window
Yes, it does. The version of the installer currently distributed off the
main Cygwin web site (v2.416) is non-resizeable and will forever stay that
way[*]. There are a bunch of long discussions on both the main Cygwin
list and the cygwin-apps list as to why it has to be so.
> - Why isn't there an option to "get it all?" It's REALLY a pain to
> have to select each and every package .. compounded by the fact that you
> can't read the entire package name without scrolling
> left-right-left-right all day
There is one. In the "Categories" view, click on "Default" next to the
"All" category and wait a bit for it to change to "Install". That'll grab
everything, including the kitchen sink.
> Does the installer really have to be this difficult?
Yes. And to anticipate your next question: <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#BWAM>.
[*] Newer versions, however, do have that capability -- try a setup
snapshot from <http://cygwin.com/setup-snapshots/> ;-)
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