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Re: What version of cygwin is considered stable on Windows 7?

On 1/7/2011 3:12 PM, Larry W. Virden wrote:
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?

The current release is 1.7.7. I use this on Windows 7 32 and 64 bits. Whether you feel it meets your needs is, of course, your decision.



A: Yes.
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A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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