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Re: Setup announcement
On Nov 21 14:28, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 21/11/2011 09:52, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > most of the changes and fixes in the new setup.exe release from this
> > weekend are yours per the ChangeLog. I don't know exactly what to write
> > in an announcement. Here's what I have so far. Can you please have a
> > look and revise it?
> Sure, some suggestions interleaved
> > - Now that mintty has become part of the default installation, setup will
> > create desktop and start menu shortcuts called "Cygwin Terminal", which
> > point to mintty, starting your default shell as noted in /etc/passwd.
> > - The desktop and start menu shortcuts use new icons.
> > - Remove "Prev" button from Chooser page. The behaviour was confusing
> > and unnecessary.
> > - In unattanded mode, if packages were selected on command line,
> > install only these, not their dependencies.
> > --- Is that correct? Or are the dependencies installed as well,
> > but not unrelated packages?
> The change I made is supposed to prevent unrelated, already installed packages
> from getting updated. So perhaps
> "In unattended mode, if packages were selected on command line,
> install only those, don't also upgrade all installed packages"
> > - Improve progress bar display.
> "Various improvements so progress bar shows progress during operations which
> may take a long time with a large number of packages selected."
> > - Fix behaviour when reading broken tar archives.
> "Fix hang when reading broken or pbzip2 compressed tar archives"
> > - Improve error messages related to reading and writing files.
> Also a few earlier changes you didn't mention:
> - Canonicalize mirror URLs so they always end with a '/'
> - Fix a bug which would lead to setup getting stuck on the dependency
> checking progress page in unattended mode when a dependency of an already
> installed package was not installed somehow.
> Correct the description of the -K option in help text
Thanks! Announcement follows shortly.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com