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Re: Cyg xfree86 webpage suggestion

On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 11:46:13AM -0600, David Kohn wrote:
>Hi Cygwin and Christopher Faylor,

There is no reason to personally address email to a mailing list.

>Just a quick suggestion, from someone who just went through
>downloading/installing Cygwin/Xfree86:
>It might cut down on confusion,etc, if on the Cygwin/Xfree86 page where it
>mentions downloads, you warn people in advance of problems they may

Hmm.  You apparently found the XFree86 web page but you are sending
email to the wrong mailing list.

I have very little to do cygwin-xfree.  It is maintained by other

I've redirected this message to the correct list.


>Before they try installing Cyg/XFree86, they should first do the following
>w/ their CygWin:
>	- update their cygwin to something reasonably current
>	- subsequently grab the older version of ncurses (to avoid that
>cygncurses5.dll problem when launching X)
>	- in the cygwin installer, make sure they select "Unix" linefeeds instead
>of "DOS" (to avoid that "font not found" problem)
>I found these links helpful in tracking down help and instructions, FWIW:
>Other than that, the installation was straightforward and the install
>instructions in the User Guide worked great!
>Thanks for your excellent work and generosity in making these packages
>available to the public!
>Dave Kohn <>

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