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RE: multiple cygwin installs (gold star)

Igor Peshansky wrote on Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:27 PM::

> 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 Any 3PP that forces one to use their (inevitably out of date)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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Wow! Thanks chaps, proudest moment of my life!
Might have to join Dave if he's still *sipping* in the talk list.

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