1.7.1 release date?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 4 22:50:00 GMT 2009

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 10:34:30PM +0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> And that also shows a misconception I was stumbling over:  Of course
>> we don't need new setup.exe and setup-legacy.exe files if we just
>> rename the directories, since it's all in the ini files anyway.
>  How does it know /which/ setup.ini file to download if you don't have two
>separate versions?
>  Also, since we're going to drop a new setup.exe in place of the old one,
>should we perhaps as a favour for the inevitable few who will be taken by
>surprise by this and might not have wanted to upgrade, make it put up a
>requester when it's about to do a 1.5->1.7 upgrade and get an explicit OK from
>the user (or fail in unattended mode)?  There are undoubtedly plenty of people
>who don't subscribe to the mailing list and won't know the changeover is

So, if I'm getting this right, apparently there's something in updating
from 1.5 to 1.7 which will cause major problems for people who routinely
run setup.exe to update their installations.

In that case, I guess 1.7 isn't really ready to be released.  That's too


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