setup 2.906 release candidate - please test

Thomas Wolff
Wed Mar 17 21:16:03 GMT 2021

Am 17.03.2021 um 21:02 schrieb Jon Turney:
> A new setup release candidate is available at:
> (64 bit version)
>    (32 bit version)
> Please test, and report any problems here.
I feel the need to take this occasion to woe about the terrible UI of 
setup. Two years or more ago there was a major revision, sarcastically 
accompanied by the comment the UI would have been pushed forward to the 
90s. Before that, you could simply select a package by clicking one (!) 
checkbox. Since then, you have to open a popup, scroll to the latest 
version and click that. This multiplies the effort to do selections 
significantly and it's quite a nuisance.
> This is not the place for setup feature requests.
It's not a feature as it was much better before; it's a regression. Can 
we please get back a fast-usable interface?

> Changes compared to 2.905:
> - If a selected site URL saved from the last run starts with 
> "http://", and an identical URL, except starting with "https://", is 
> in the current mirror list, migrate it from "http://" to "https://".
> - Propagate the value of the CYGWIN environment variable into 
> post-install and pre-remove scripts (Thanks to Michael Wild for this 
> patch).
>   Partially addresses: 
> - Warn about unknown package names used with '--packages' or 
> '--remove-packages' options.
> - Move (potentially localizable) installation progress and package 
> action strings to string table resource.
> - Fix new warnings and build issues with gcc 10.

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