1.7.1 release date?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Dec 5 18:07:00 GMT 2009


On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 04:11:55PM +0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I still marvel at the notion that we have to worry about people who do
>>stupid things like run setup.exe without thinking that they could be
>>downloading a new version of the dll.
>
>That's very different, because it's reversible.  Same goes for X.  The
>1.5->1.7 upgrade cannot be rolled back.

Of course it can be.  We're talking about software here and you all are
treating it as if the limitations were physical laws.  If this is a big
deal then we *could* come up with ways to ensure that it was reversible.

But, regardless, cygwin/x upgrade wasn't really reversible.  People had
a hard time getting back to the previous cygwin/x state, which was just
as well since we reall wanted people to be using the new version.

cgf



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