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RE: Drop textmode from setup?
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 10:17:26 +0100
- Subject: RE: Drop textmode from setup?
>From: Corinna Vinschen
>Sent: 07 September 2005 09:36
> I mean it!
> I don't want to drop textmode support from Cygwin(*), but why do we
> still give the user the choice in the first place? If the user can't
> choose textmode in the base installation, we will have a lot more
> sane binmode installations in future and people will use textmode
> only if they (think they) know what they are doing.
Seconded. Textmode should only ever be used for sub-root mountpoints,
never for the whole damn fs.
> At least, it's about time to publish the latest setup version with
> the improved interface which very explicit recommends UNIX mode.
We've been using 2.507-20050623 internally for a while now with good
results. I'm of the opinion we should just dump a new version out there
*ASAP* and go back for a second round of improvements/bugfixes later, I
still think it's a quantum leap beyond what people are currently struggling
> (*) That's a lie, of course.
A lie!? I oughta drop a hippo on you!
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....