slow startup after upgrade

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Feb 27 13:57:00 GMT 2015

On Feb 26 16:18, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 02/26/2015 03:31 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Feb 26 14:19, Eric Blake wrote:
> >> On 02/26/2015 01:24 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>>>> Fixes are in snapshots, as well as test releases (currently 1.7.35-0.4)
> >>>>> which can be installed with setup*.exe.
> >>>>
> >>>> Hmmm... says:
> >>>>
> >>>> You cannot use Cygwin Setup to install a snapshot.
> >>>
> >>> Hmmm... maybe you should try to read Yaakov's entire sentence?
> >>
> >> Or maybe his point was that we need to update the FAQ wording now that
> >> it is out of date and no longer matching reality.
> > 
> > I don't understand.  It's still not possible to install a snapshot with
> > setup.  What's wrong with the FAQ entry?
> Oh, I was equating test releases (1.7.35-0.4) with snapshots (since each
> test release has matched a particular snapshot),

Only because I did it so.  There's no automatism.

> but I guess you are
> distinguishing between them (since we have a lot more snapshots than
> what gets promoted to test release).  So maybe all we need is something
> along the lines of:
> In general, snapshots cannot be installed via setup; however, there have
> been cases of a snapshot promoted to a test release that can be
> installed using the 'Experimental' know within setup.

I don't want them to be mixed into the same pot.  Test releases are
probably not bug-free, but in general I expect them to be a bit more
stable than a snapshot.  A snapshot is allowed to screw up terribly, a
test release isn't (or shouldn't).  That I created snapshots together
with the test releases was just to make sure that snapshot were not
in a worse shape than the test releases.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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