1.7.1 release date?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 4 17:13:00 GMT 2009

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 05:28:08PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Dec  4 11:13, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 05:04:00PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >- Copy setup.exe to setup-1.5.exe.
>> >
>> >  Question: Should we call it setup-9x.exe?
>> I think setup-legacy makes more sense.
>> >- 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
>> >  cygwin.com/1.5/{cygwin-api/cygwin-api,cygwin-ug-net/index,faq}.html
>> Doesn't calling it "win-9x" almost guarantee the "What about Windows ME"
>> question?
>I'm planing to make this absolutely clear in the pointers to that page,
>and the text on this page.
>> >- 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?
>> I'm not sure how this relates to the current release directory layout.
>> I was thinking that release-2 -> release and release -> release-legacy.
>> I thought that setup-legacy.exe would install the old stuff and
>> setup.exe would, as always, install the current stuff.
>We discussed this already multiple times.  The idea was not to rename
>the new release directory.  It will be still called release-2 and only
>the unionfs is supposed to go away.  Otherwise you would have to rebuild
>the old setup version as well.  It's a lot of hassle for no gain.

Well, apparently we didn't discuss it in this thread.  I think it is a
very bad idea to have a "release" directory which contains old stuff and
I think it is moderately bad idea to have a "release-2" directory
permanently associated with Cygwin 1.7.

If it is just rebuilding setup.exe that is the problem then I can do
that.  I have the changes nearly ready to go, in fact.


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