1.7.1 release date?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 4 17:27:00 GMT 2009

On Dec  4 12:13, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 05:28:08PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >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.

By renaming the directories you enforce an unnecessary update of 10 Gigs
per mirror.  Unnecessary, especially concidering the fact that this
isn't user-visible anyway.  After all it's just a name of a directory,
nothing else.  As long as we know what is what, it doesn't matter at all.


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