1.7.1 release date?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Dec 1 18:45:00 GMT 2009

On Dec  1 13:10, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 07:03:43PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Dec  1 12:52, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 05:45:40PM +0000, Andy Koppe wrote:
> >> >- mv setup-1.7.exe setup.exe
> >> 
> >> Don't we need to roll a new version of setup?  The current version looks in
> >> different locations depending on whether it's being run on Windows NT or not.
> >> 
> >> Do we still want to do this?  I think Corinna wants to keep a legacy 1.5 system
> >
> >I think so, yes.  It's "for free" since it's still in setup.
> >
> >> around for Windows 95 users but, if we do that, then I think we need setup.exe
> >> to make it clear that this is a stale version of Cygwin.
> >
> >I'm not overly concerned one way or the other.  We can create a
> >setup-1.5.exe and mv setup-1.7.exe setup.exe.  This allows all users
> >still to install Cygwin 1.5 ("Cygwin 1.7 is unusable for me!!!1!").
> >The last bunch of 9x users will get the same 1.5 based stuff using any
> >of these setups and we can simply add a text to setup.exe warning that
> >9x users should upgrade to a newer version of Windows...  or, we
> >change setup.exe to run on NT only and 9x users are pointed to
> >setup-1.5.exe.  Whatever you prefer.
> If we're keeping 1.5 then this is what I'd like to see:
> 1) It is frozen.  New new updates.  I don't think the mailing list should be
> cluttered with new package issues and I don't want to keep running upset to
> generate two setup.ini's.

I agree.

> 2) You have to explicitly select it.  I'd rather not have a setup.exe
> which automatically chooses 1.5 if you're running on Windows 95.  I
> think the current setup.exe should pop up an error if it is attempted to
> be run on a unsupported OS.  Maybe there could still be one version of
> setup.exe but you have to supply a --legacy option or something.

In that case I'd prefer an explicit setup-1.5.exe.

> 3) Optionally: Any mention of 1.5 be on it's on web page away from the
> front page.

Right, just as a side-note for 9x users in an unobtrusive place:

  "For the old release which works on Windows 95/98/Me, look 


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