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Re: Cyg xfree86 webpage suggestion
- From: Christopher Faylor <cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 12:58:11 -0500
- Subject: Re: Cyg xfree86 webpage suggestion
- References: <MIEDJANMLACHADHDMBCBCEMBCGAA.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
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
>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 <email@example.com>
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