I need to create a stable snapshot - can you recommend a tag?

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Tue Jun 5 13:20:00 GMT 2001

Actually, I consider Frank's request ambiguous, since he didn't really
define what he meant by "stable" and he didn't state the parts of the 
Cygwin distribution he wants (sounds like you and he may have spoken 
more completely on this subject so that you understand exactly the 
pieces he wants).  I assumed that his concern was for the DLL, which is 
the only thing I ever refer to as Cygwin 1.3.2 (though I guess I should
have been more clear and stated Cygwin 1.3.2 DLL).  If this is all that
his product requires to run, then he doesn't need any other package.  If
not, well, then he needs to figure out which packages are of concern to 
him and pull those and the "proper" version there too.  This is something
I doubt others can help him with much though, at least not without more
information (and I'd recommend taking a stab at it first before involving
the list).

In terms of getting some environment which has specific versions of 
specific packages in place for any and all to install (i.e. controlling
which versions of which packages are installed instead of just pulling
the latest from the net), what's wrong with downloading what you want,
putting it in a local or network directory, and having users install via
setup from this directory?  Setup supports this notion, no?

Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
118 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX

At 04:01 PM 6/5/2001, Karr, David wrote:
>When you refer to "Cygwin 1.3.2", is it the case that you are not referring
>to the additional packages?  If so, then just telling people to install
>"1.3.2", or the latest "release" isn't enough of a process for people to
>make sure they get the same thing every time they install it.  What Frank
>wants (and me too) is a definite process for setting up a "saved"
>installation of Cygwin, perhaps in a "preinstall" format, so a set of users
>can be reasonably guaranteed of having the same thing.  As you state, I'm
>not worried about "stability" (like Windows 98 is "stable" :) ), but just
>making sure all of my users have the same functionality.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) [ mailto:lhall@rfk.com ]
>Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 12:53 PM
>To: fmotta@embedded-guru.com; cygwin@cygwin.com
>Subject: Re: I need to create a stable snapshot - can you recommend a
>At 03:46 PM 6/5/2001, Frank Motta wrote:
> >Hi,
> >    I'll be releasing aa product on Cygwin and I need to checkout and 
> >tag (locally) the binary and sources.
> >
> >    Could someone suggest a version set (setup.ini preferred) which
> >    represent a stable release?
>The source and binary for Cygwin version 1.3.2 won't be changing.  It's
>as stable as its going to get.
>Before someone comments, there is no version of Cygwin which has "stable"
>*functionality.*  There is no software product anywhere which has "stable" 
>functionality.  "Stable" in terms of functionality is subjective.  That
>which is adequate for one user is not for another (because of some bug
>or lacking feature).  Folks looking for this kind of stability need to 
>make this determination for themselves.
>Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
>RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
>118 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
>Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX
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