New to-do item - configuration

Brian Genisio
Wed Dec 12 03:27:00 GMT 2001

--- "John A. Turner" <> wrote:
> Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Oeste, Hans P BCGC:EX wrote:
> > >
> > > I think one ot he great things about cygwin is that it doesn't muck with
> the
> > > registry.  If you want to get rid of it just delete it. Although who
> would
> > > want to get rid of it I have know idea.  I'd like to see that tradition
> > > carry on.  Thanks for a great product.
> > 
> > Agreed. I think it's  a clear vote against the registry.
> uh, actually cygwin does use the registry - mount info is stored there
> -John Turner

Very True, but Xfree/Cygwin does not... It should probably stay that way :). 
The way cygwin uses the registry for mounts makes it less flexible.  For
instance, it is not easy to maintain multiple installs of Cygwin for this
reason.  I would hate to have it that way for XFree as well... development and
debugging would be a bear.  I OFTEN run multiple XFree servers with different
configurations at the same time.  A relative config file would be much more


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