Cygwin Time Machine

Christopher Faylor
Wed Jan 26 16:51:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 10:58:18PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Actually, I think this is a neat idea.  I tried to do something like it 
>for personal use about 18 months ago -- I wanted a one-time snapshot of 
>the cygwin-1.3.x baseline just prior to the 1.5.x transition.
>But I waited too long (e.g. after packages which required 1.5.x had 
>"polluted" the server), and couldn't untangle "what was old/what was 
>new" well enough for my taste.  So I gave up.
>Your mechanism is much better.  I, too, hope you don't regret it. :-)

While I think it is a nifty idea too (I actually used this yesterday), I
suspect that we'll all have some heartburn over this as people stumble
onto it, try to "update" their distro to older versions and end up with
bloody stumps where their feet used to be.

However, because I'm a masochist, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be a good
idea to advertise this as "cygwin news" on the front page of

Also, (oh boy, what fun!) it would be nice if snapshots were archived, too.


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