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Re: [HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area
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According to Corinna Vinschen on 4/12/2008 9:15 AM:
| Probably we will still need *some* registry entry. Setup could create
| one for its own purpose, just to find the installation path.
I agree. Besides, based on the question on the main list - how is an
independent distributor supposed to know if cygwin is installed, so they
don't become a 3PP? If we have something in the registry, the answer is
obvious - cygwin is installed. If we don't, then they have to hunt for
likely candidate locations (and will probably guess wrong, becoming a 3PP
even though they were trying to play nice and search for a previous
| Maybe the
| registry value should use a version number, so that we can have two
| parallel installation again, should we ever release a -3 distro...
I think we need a version number, and a directory where the installation
was done. But we don't need a full mount table. And I think it is still
conceivable that cygwin1.dll does not have to refer to the registry, just
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
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