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Re: WinXP installation - can't access all of the package on the Select Packages page
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: "Wuphons Reach" <wuphonsreach at yahoo dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 22:36:24 -0000
- Subject: Re: WinXP installation - can't access all of the package on the Select Packages page
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wuphons Reach wrote:
> So, basically, those of us who are encountering a
> show-stopper bug that prevents us from installing
> Cygwin (unless we choose to install the full version,
> which is an interesting task in itself when you can't
> see that the 3rd radio button is "Expert") have less
> to complain about then those who will experience a
> minor cosmetic issue?
It's not a minor cosmetic issue. It's a sloppy first impression for *every*
new user of Cygwin.
> That strikes me as a very strange prioritization that
> a purely cosmetic issue would take priority over
> working around a functional bug (regardless that
> Microsoft has changed the rules).
> Am I correct in understanding then that:
> a) there are no plans to deal with this bug
We don't know how to fix this bug. Ideas welcome.
> b) those people who are experiencing this bug are
> thrown to the wolves
Workaround: Change your font/DPI settings.
What do you want us to do? (Given that "Make setup ugly" is not an option)
> c) this list is not interested in bugs that can't be
> fixed in an elegant manner
This list is interested in all bugs.
But we won't use a fix which has greater disadvantages than advantages.
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