1.7.1 release date?

Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers) lhall@cygwin.com
Thu Nov 19 19:14:00 GMT 2009

On 11/19/2009 12:27 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:24:13PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 05:15:48PM +0100, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>> Corinna Vinschen schrieb:
>>>> On Nov 19 09:04, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>>>> Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>>>>>> Corinna wrote:
>>>>>>> So, what do you all think about the shape 1.7 is in?
>>>>>>> It surely has still bugs, but is it stable enough that we can
>>>>>>> contemplate a release, finally?
>>> As a general concern, considering this is a major step and there was a
>>> showstopper with X Windows very recently, I would let it settle for a
>>> few weeks (say 2 or 3) before *I* would dare this step now.
>>>>>> I think we can.  I've been using it in a production environment for
>>>>>> quite a while with no issues.
>>> The X issue was one. Another might be installation. I reported trouble
>>> on one machine recently where I could not install cygwin to a network
>>> drive.
>> And, is this a regression?
>>> Assume just 1% of cygwin users have this trouble and image the
>>> number of complaints...
>> Imagine of 10% of cygwin users started using Windows 7.
>           if

Yes, this is what's been nagging at me.  Currently, the released version doesn't
work well (at all?) with Windows 7.  Given the public release of it (both on new
PCs and box sets), we're going to see more traffic about that RSN.  Or at least
by Christmas.  Add to that the fact that we guaranteed to *not* find a big, 
problem until people start using 1.7.  Given this, I'm for moving ahead with 
release.  I'll say it works fine for me (because it does) but that's less of a
compelling argument to/for me. ;-)

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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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