[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-47

Karl M karlm30@hotmail.com
Thu May 7 20:52:00 GMT 2009


Hi All...
 
>
> On Thu, May 07, 2009 at 02:20:18PM -0400, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>>>> By the way, I don't like that setup maximizes the window when on the package
>>>> selection step.
>>>
>>> I haven't seen it, but it certainly sounds wrong for a "wizard"-style
>>> window to change its size when you press the Next button.
>>
>>Hm, I always think it's kind of handy. Also that it changes back again
>>after you're done with the selections. Saves me 2 clicks every time I run
>>setup.
>
> That's why I implemented it (that + Corinna asked me to do something
> like this a while ago). It certainly isn't particularly useful to
> ALWAYS open a window which is too small to hold the information it is
> trying to convey. That's what setup.exe used to do.
>
> It is pretty difficult to make setup's property sheet methods do
> anything more flexible than maximize. One alternative is to make all of
> the setup windows bigger. I tried that and it looked much more
> intrusive than just maximizing the one window which needs it.
>
> Lots of installers take full control of the screen. setup.exe is unique
> in that it doesn't take full control for the entire install process.
>
I find it useful as well...it was just a little startling the first time
it expanded to full screen.
 
Thanks for all the work you(s) do,
 
...Karl
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