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

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Jun 6 13:04:00 GMT 2001


On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 04:20:39PM -0400, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>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?

Sure it does, but it seems that you are cruelly refusing to do the work
required to support this for anyone who wants it, Larry.  What is the matter
with you?  Why are you so mean?

cgf


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