Setup.exe status

Chris Faylor
Fri Mar 17 13:51:00 GMT 2000

On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 01:36:17PM -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- DJ Delorie <> wrote:
>> > I have added support for parsing
>> > and allowing the
>> > user to select their download site from that list or one of their
>> > own choosing. I am assuming the release will be in a subdirectory
>> > named cygwin-1.1.0 from the links that are posted there.  I trust DJ
>> > or someone will let me know if I am in error.
>> Well, not "error" but still "undecided".  Chris and I were talking
>> about this, and my thoughts were that the version number of cygwin
>> itself (the dll) would be 1.1.0 (i.e. there would be a
>> cygwin/cygwin-1.1.0.tar.gz file) but the actual distribution would be
>> something like <ftp>/current (i.e. <ftp>/current/cygwin/*.tar.gz)
>You mean <ftp>/cygwin/latest don't you, with latest being a link to
>cygwin-1.1.0?  I don't see any reason to change what's already established.

The problem is, that we're trying to uncouple the release of the cygwin DLL
from the release of various components.  So, naming a directory
cygwin-1.1.0 would be misleading.  I plan on releasing the DLL on a much
much much more frequent basis once this new procedure is in place.

As I understand it from DJ, this is similar to the way DJGPP works.  Since
that's a proven successful model, I would like to give it a try.


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