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Re: Drop textmode from setup?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 09:13:20 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Drop textmode from setup?
- References: <20050907083533.GA25099@calimero.vinschen.de>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 7 Sep 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> I mean it!
Mean, eh? :-)
> I don't want to drop textmode support from Cygwin(*),
You mean, not just yet?
> 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.
My first response was "Well, if you're prepared to deal with people saying
<<I created a file in Cygwin, and opened it in Notepad, and now it looks
like one big line>>, go for it"... Then I realized it's not true for all
programs (e.g., "vi" doesn't do that), but let's review some of the
possible complaints, so that we're prepared to handle them.
> At least, it's about time to publish the latest setup version with
> the improved interface which very explicit recommends UNIX mode.
Yes, definitely. It's been time for a while. There were some outstanding
issues -- IIRC, at least one has been fixed. Brian, what do you say?
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