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RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- To: cgw at pgt dot com
- Subject: RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- From: Robert dot Cross at scottish-newcastle dot co dot uk
- Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 13:34:24 +0100 (GDT)
- Cc: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
firstname.lastname@example.org @ PMDF wrote:
# > o Xwindows software, eg xterm, to be installed by default (make this easily
# > removable/optional?).
#This should be optional.
#Since Perl, Tcl/Tk, XEmacs (as of version 21, to be released RSN) and
#the PNG libraries have already been ported to Win32 - as native Win32
#programs, that is, not on top of Cygnus - having a second Cygnus
#version of these installed is a bit of a pain.
Why bother with XEmacs then, when NTEmacs is available and just as good?
I would suggest that these packages are made removable. Not everyone who
uses gnu-win32 is developing for Win32. Some people are using this as an
to Linux, (where it is not feasible to dedicate a partition to another OS),
a final Unix environment. Therefore it would make sense to allow these folk to
these tools. Finally, (jokingly), someone else pointed out that we've 650MB to
Some tools I have don't translate well to Win32, and require other programs,
to function, hence provide these other programs. It is argueable whether the
Unix versions of these
tools are more advanced than the Win32 versions, (I would say they are, other
people will probably
I would prefer a 'big basket' of utilities that the installation would suggest
a subset of, (to use M$-speak
a 'typical' install), but the user must have the option to deselect some of the
standard selections i.m.o,
(M$'s 'custom' install).
Thanks for the feedback though.