1.7.1 release date?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 4 16:04:00 GMT 2009

On Dec  1 19:44, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Dec  1 13:10, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > 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 
>    <href="win-9x.html>here</href>"


- I patched setup-1.7 to refuse a 9x install.  I'm just going to build
  this and then upload to cygwin.com.

What I'm planning to do between today and Sunday:

- Release the last Cygwin-1.7.0 beta today.

  Question: Shall I add the getopt patch?

- Upload the new setup-1.7.exe to cygwin.com, but do not yet rename it
  to setup.exe.

- HEADSUP to cygwin-apps: No new 1.5 packages.

- Copy setup.exe to setup-1.5.exe.

  Question: Should we call it setup-9x.exe?

- Copy the old documentation to cygwin.com/1.5

- Create a win-9x.html page which just contains a short drivel about
  Windows 9x not being supported anymore and for sake of the 4 9x users
  we still provide an unsupported old release of Cygwin.  Please use
  setup-1.5.exe to install that old unsupported version.  Did I mention
  that it's unsupported?  Oh and, old documentation is available under

- Bump the version number of Cygwin to 1.7.1.

- Create the release package but do not yet upload it.

- Create a new index.html page which drops the beta release fluff.

So that leaves for the next week:

- Waiting for your ok.

- Upload Cygwin 1.7.1.

- Create new "News" article for 1.7.1.

- Commit web changes.

- Write announcement.

- Go into vacation immediatly.

Does that sound about right?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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