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Re: setup-1.7.exe can't use I:\ for Local Package Directory
On Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 03:30:48PM -0400, Ken Jackson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 02:22:34PM -0400, Ken Jackson wrote:
>> >I had great difficulties installing 1.7 on Windows XP home edition
>> >running in VirtualBox as I described here:
>> I'm just going to go on record and say that I'm not going to spend
>> any time investigating problems reported to some random other web
>> site even if the web site has the name "cygwin" in it.
>I just couldn't believe there wasn't a thriving active forum for
>Cygwin users, when there is a such crying need. I begged and pleaded
>all over the place for *someone* to create a Cygwin forum
>*somewhere*, and finally Norv stepped up to answer the need.
>This email list is very good, but it has so much traffic that I can
>only stand to be on it for a few days before I jump off it again.
>But I need to use cygwin for my sanity at work, so I naturally have
>the occasional problem for which I want a solution. And I enjoy
>sharing an occasional solution.
>Forums are *much* better than email lists. You can come and go
>easily. The archives and the active messages are right
>there in one place. Email addresses aren't as easily harvested by
>evil. You can add FAQs and tutorials that are more readily
>associated with the posts than on a site separate from a list. The
>format is common and pleasing. etc.
I'm very well aware of what forums are. Personally, hate them. I like
to use one interface for reading email-like communication so that I can
use my familiar email client rather than someone's notion of a nifty
web form. Or, alternately, I don't want to spend time figuring out how
to plug my email client into a web forum.
That's my personal opinion. I don't expect others to share that opinion
and, since I'm very familar with how forums operate, I'm not going to be
I just don't plan on expending even more time reading clueless (in the
non-judgemental use of the word) questions in YA place.
That doesn't mean that I expect that other cygwin maintainers will
follow my lead. I'm just trying to be clear. I won't be clicking on a
link which invites me to read a problem report on another site.
That's all I plan to say on this subject. If anyone wants to start the
standard "forums are better than email" discussion, I would suggest
moving to cygwin-talk.
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