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Re: Installer question
On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Andre Bleau wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 07:59:43PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > >On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Anon Mouse wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hello,
> > >>
> > >> 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.
> Please address all questions and problem reports about Cygwin's OpenGL
> package to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Such technology is already available today with various magnifier tools.
Check the "Accessibility" features of your friendly Windows operating
system. ;-) In fact, I just realized that with these tools, even today's
setup window is fully resizeable... What do you know...
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