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What version of cygwin is considered stable on Windows 7?
- From: "Larry W. Virden" <lvirden at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 12:12:51 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: What version of cygwin is considered stable on Windows 7?
When considering building a basically "frozen"?version of cygwin - that is to
say, downloading, configuring, and building a disk image, then turning that disk
image into a MSI for installation purposes (in an environment where this is
being done because users will not have?Windows 7 permissions to perform
additional setup or package manipulations), what version of cygwin should be
considered stable?for developer use?? The environment expects to use cygwin/x ,
bash, and a variety of commonly used "unix-like" applications (awk, perl, wc,
cat, make, java, ...).
Certainly each?alpha and beta release contains bug fixes and enhancements that
might be useful for the developer to have.? However, in at least this shop,
there isn't enough time?available for software integrators to update?the
installation image daily and push it out.? Instead, there is typically a?point
in time in which?a project is created which?draws a line, picks the recommended
release at that point, bundles things up, and then, in the future as problems or
features demand, a new project is proposed, scheduled, staffed, and executed for
creating a new release.
Is cygwin 1.7.6 considered?stable for use on 32 bit Windows 7? Or do we need to
drop back farther?
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