[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.9

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Thu Mar 28 21:34:00 GMT 2019

Am 28.03.2019 um 19:38 schrieb Vince Rice:
>> On Mar 28, 2019, at 1:33 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>> Am 28.03.2019 um 19:16 schrieb Vince Rice:
>>>> On Mar 28, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>>>> A potential solution is, add another user to your system named cygwin.
>>>>> When you build you packages use the cygwin user. The debug information
>>>>> will reference your cygwin user, and not your real user account.
>>>> Thanks for the suggestion, but there are other solutions meanwhile. Also, you would have
>>>> to remember to switch user everytime, which may take a while, and it's not even possible
>>>> to create user accounts on everybody's machine.
>>> You're the only one that needs to remember, and it's only your machine that would need the
>>> the user account. Other people building the package don't have the same … requirements …
>>> you do. They're not distributing what they build. They would just use the cygport and be done
>>> with it.
>>> (Not selling the solution as I have no opinion on it, just pointing out that neither of those
>>> objections are really a problem.)
>> What I wanted to point out with my last objection is that some people may not be able to create an account as they like, in an enterprise environment.
> And what I was pointing out is that nobody but you needs to. This whole thread is about trying
> to solve *your* problem, not someone else's. As I said, if I built mintty, I would just use cygport
> and be done with it. I don't care about user information, because I'm not distributing the package.
It's a bit strange that you're telling my that *you* don't care about 
*my* information.
I'm trying to raise some awareness about privacy on this occasion (which 
is quite a topic nowadays) and if you don't care, you don't need to comment.

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