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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: [experimental] cygwin-1.5.25-11
>?On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 12:43:41PM +0100, Peter Klavins wrote:
>>1. Since my downloads directory may contain many files, amongst which
>>other generic setup.exe's, could the cygwin setup program be changed to
>>something more related to cygwin, e.g., cygsetup.exe? That would fit
>>well with other cygwin bits like cyg*.dll and cyg*.exe. At the moment
>>the only hint that it belongs to cygwin is its icon, which you only see
>>if you're looking at it with Explorer.
>?No, we're not going to change the name of the program. It's been called
>?setup.exe for many years and changing the name now would be guaranteed
>?to generate confusion.
I will have to agree that setup.exe is one of the most
common filenames and it's very confusing to keep it that way.
However obviously cygwin seems anchored in backward compatibility
(which is not such a bad policy) so I doubt this is going to change.
Peter Klavins: What you should do is rename it at download time.
>?If mixing cygwin downloads with other downloads is causing you confusion
>?then the obvious thing to do is to use another directory.
Managing files without icons is not that uncommon.
Confusion will of course arise in these cases.
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