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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: rebase-4.1.0-1

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 11:00:48PM -0400, Ryan Johnson wrote:
>On 28/03/2012 6:43 PM, JonY wrote:
>> On 3/29/2012 04:21, Brian Wilson wrote:
>>>>> I hope it doesn't leave the system in an unusable state if some DLL is
>>>>> still in use.
>>>> I may be wrong but I'm nearly certain that has been Corinna's goal from
>>>> the start.  She is sometimes just a little too M.  A lot of her
>>>> seemingly tireless efforts in getting Cygwin working are actually
>>>> very subtle attempts to leave systems inoperational.
>Nah, that's Microsoft's job.

You must not know Cygwin's motto then.

>>> LOL
>>> Yes, I'm sure she's diabolical that way (I guess M stands for methodical or
>>> meticulous).  It must be the long nights spent slaving over Cygwin code has
>>> warped her thinking into providing helpful things like the automatic rebaseall
>>> feature (thank you Corina, your work has not been unappreciated) which has
>>> long been needed.
>>> :) :) :)
>> I don't know, I'd still feel better if there was an option to make it
>> not automatic, like providing a new checkbox at the end of setup "Rebase
>> DLLs after setup completes". It should probably be ticked by default for
>> most users.
>Murphy's Law says your first fork failure ever comes within minutes of 
>disabling automatic rebase after a setup run ;)
>I've had rebase errors show up after setup installed only new packages, 
>even when the process calling fork() seemed to have nothing whatsoever 
>to do with those packages.


You all know that Corinna will fix problems as soon as they surface.

Can we PLEASE give this new feature some time to work out before suggesting
knobs and whistles to add to it?  Clamoring for change because you have a
vague feeling that you may need it is really not productive.


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