Complaining after fair notice of dropping XP support. Was: Not very nice at all.

Erik Soderquist
Fri Nov 11 00:39:00 GMT 2016

On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 2:19 PM, Peter A. Castro wrote:
> And for those who think keeping a private mirror is trivial, let me give you
> some stats.  A full snapshot of Cygwin, 32-bit + 64-bit (+noarch) + source
> packages (Current and Previous) is about 137Gb.  Don't believe me? Your
> setup.ini has a size (and a hash) for every package.  Add them up yourself.
> Now consider that I have about 4000 snapshots (and counting!) of Cygwin.
> Oh!  Quick quiz:
>   What's 137Gb * 4000?
>   Answer: 535Tb.
> Now, do you really think I have that amount of storage?  Of course not. The
> Time Machine isn't organized like that (don't be silly).  It's currently
> about 500Gb (which is quite a savings, if you think about it :-)

I would dearly love to know more about how you did this specific piece...

-- Erik

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