Although advertised on a different Cygwin mailing list ...

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Jan 27 16:08:00 GMT 2015


On Jan 27 12:11, Houder wrote:
> Corinna wrote (on a different Cygwin mailing list, which I am not
> supposed to read):

Haha.  The cygwin-apps list is publically archived for a reason :)

> Title: Setup patch to keep test version if test version installed
> 
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I need a bit of feedback.
> >
> > One detail bugging me (and probably others as well) in Setup is this.
> > If I chose to install a test version of a package, and then start Setup
> > again, Setup will default to the current version of the package again.
> > If I'm just a bit careless, I'll overwrite my test version with the curr
> > version of this package.  And another Setup run will be required to fix
> > that ...
> 
> Yes, yes, yes, bugging me too.
> 
> > Then she wrote (in a follow-up message):
> 
> > I checked in code which fixes this issue, which simplifies the package
> > choosing algorithm when clicking on the package line, and which
> > implements the default package in a way which never "downgrades" a
> > package without the user's explicit consent by choosing the lower
> > package version manually.  This is much more in line with the update
> > mechanism in Linux package managers.
> >
> > I uploaded test builds of this setup to cygwin.com:
> >
> >  https://cygwin.com/setup-test-x86.exe
> >  https://cygwin.com/setup-test-x86_64.exe
> >
> > Please give it a try.
> 
> Which I did. Satisfied user here. An user which never uses the
> keep/current/experimental radio buttons, though (which I consider
> superfluous).

Thanks for testing, and that's a good point.  These radio buttons
are rather... weird.  I think it might be a good idea to remove them.


Thanks,
Corinna

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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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