EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Feb 27 14:31:00 GMT 2007

On Feb 27 05:25, Brian Dessent wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Is there a chance that the people working on setup.exe start coding?
> > It might still take some time until 1.7.0 is ready, but it doesn't
> > make sense to wait, does it?
> I'll try to give this some attention soon.

That would be very helpful.

> > - Identify the machine it's running on and choose the right path
> >   to setup.ini and the release subdir.
> > 
> >   For now I suggest having two ini files, setup.ini and setup_9x.ini,
> >   as well as two subdirs, release and release_9x(*).
> Yes, that's the solution I had in mind.  I guess at some point we'd just
> make a copy of everything from release/ to release_9x/, and then let
> them start to diverge from there as one is updated and the other
> static?  And all the mirrors would then automatically be mirroring both
> dirs?

That's pretty much how I imagined it.

> > - setup.exe should always create three directories:
> > 
> >   /dev
> >   /dev/shm
> >   /dev/mqueue
> > 
> >   The shm and mqueue subdirectories should be created with 1777
> >   permissions.
> Does this really need to be hard-coded?  Couldn't it be done in a
> postinstall (e.g. for the cygwin package) instead?

Sure.  http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#SHTDI, though.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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