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Re: Reloaded Win XP, now need to reload cygwin - sorta

Vidiot wrote:

You may be surprised to find out that these ideas are not new.  What's been
missing in the past has been patches that do something like what you suggest
in a compelling way.  If you're interested, you may be able to remedy that.

I'm happy to read that the idea isn't new.

As much as I'd like to update the setup program, I know zero about Windoze
programming, and really prefer to keep it that way.  I'm a Unix programmer,
born an bred.  If you were talking Sun package install, then it would be
right up my alley.

And since I suspect the setup program requires Windoze programming knowledge,
I would not be any help in adding that feature.

It must not be easy, or it would have been done by now?

The 'setup.exe' code is in a "challenged" state which can make adding
features "challenging".  Perhaps you'd like to provide a Sun installer
and then port it to Cygwin. ;-)

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