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Re: multiple cygwin installs (gold star)

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 12:34:07PM +0100, Phil Betts wrote:
> ><soapbox>
> >Any 3PP that forces one to use their (inevitably out of date) version
> >of cygwin (and thereby killing the official installation) is IMO broken
> >and the issue should be taken up with them.  At the very least, it
> >shows they have such little faith in their own software's robustness
> >that they won't risk it running on an newer version of cygwin.
> >
> >Imagine the chaos if ALL software was installed like this.  You might
> >end up with 100 different versions of cygwin on your PC, and ProductA
> >would never be able to talk to ProductB because they'd need two
> >different sets of registry settings simultaneously.
> >
> >I'm sure their justification is that they are reducing support costs
> >by ensuring it's running on a known platform.  Only if their customer
> >support is forced to resolve the problems caused by their installation
> >will they learn that this is a false economy.
> ></soapbox>
> Nicely put.  Can I get a gold star over here?

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