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Re: Setup.exe "Keep mode" bug
On Sat, 20 Nov 2004, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > Hi,
> > The setup version currently on the Cygwin web site exhibits the following
> > behavior: in "Keep" mode, it was impossible to select the new version of
> > the Cygwin package for the upgrade.
> I'm somehow not surprised. Those horribly twiddly-cycle controls in
> setup are distressingly buggy. I've been speculating on how to change
> them into drop-down lists.
Frankly, I don't mind the twiddly-cycle controls, and this has little to
do with intuitiveness. The way I see it, there are two parts of setup
involved in this: the logic that lists the available versions (independent
of the GUI, mostly), and the actual control that cycles through those
versions. Yes, with drop-down boxes one will see the whole list of
available choices at once, but if the logic is unchanged, the drop-down
list will also contain the wrong set of items.
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