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Re: Installer question
- From: Andre Bleau <bleau at igb dot umontreal dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 17:16:17 -0500
- Subject: Re: Installer question
On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 07:59:43PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Anon Mouse wrote:
>> Couple of comments on the installer:
>> - Does it have to be non-resizable? It's REALLY a pain to keep
>> scrolling left-right-left-right in a 3-inch window
>Yes, it does. The version of the installer currently distributed off the
>main Cygwin web site (v2.416) is non-resizeable and will forever stay that
>way[*]. There are a bunch of long discussions on both the main Cygwin
>list and the cygwin-apps list as to why it has to be so.
I thought we agreed that we'd change it to be resizable to a 3.1 inch window
if there was a lot of interest in that. Then when everyone got used to that,
we'd make a 3.2 inch window available. We'd time these carefully at six month
intervals so as not to alarm anyone.
Then by 2010 we'd have something like a 4.4 inch window available.
"A 4.4 inch window should be enough for anyone."
And you can quote me on that.
You could outsmart cgf by buying a larger monitor. What appears as a 3-inch
window on a 15-inch monitor would be 4.5-inch on a 22-inch screen. By 2010,
45-inch monitors will be common place, and setup's chooser will thus be
(wow!) 9 inches wide; that's double what cgf is promising you!
André Bleau, Cygwin's OpenGL package maintainer.
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