[HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Apr 3 09:46:00 GMT 2008

On Apr  2 15:01, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Quoting Corinna Vinschen:
>> This allows to install a 1.7 Cygwin tree which is independent from a
>> parallel 1.5.x installation in terms of mount points.  It's still not a
>> good idea to *run* two parallel DLLs, though.
> FYI: I allow this for MSYS but had to modify the shared area names by using 
> a hash based on the DLL path.  It is still an issue if one executes a file 
> from one path while in another though.  However, this should be rare and 
> I've only run into this issue during testing.  This allows other vendors to 
> distribute MSYS in specialized locations while not interfering with other 
> installed locations.

This is still not our first concern.  We don't want to encourage
parallel installations of Cygwin which also run independently from each
other.  The parallel installation of 1.5 and 1.7 is just meant for
user's who know what they are doing, which are the developers and the
package maintainers.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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