1.7.1 release date?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sat Dec 5 09:31:00 GMT 2009

On Dec  4 17:50, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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
> >happening.
> 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
> bad.

I don't understand why you resort to sarcasm now.  We all know that the
1.5 -> 1.7 upgrade will not be entirely smooth, after all there are lots
of changes.  That doesn't mean 1.7 isn't ready for release, it just
means the upgrade path is not something to be taken lightly.

There's especially the problem of the mount points.  User mount points
will not be copied over to the /etc/fstab.d/$USER file.  That will catch
a good amount of people by surprise.  Yes, it's easy to fix by running
the copy-user-registry-fstab script, but it requires a manual step after


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