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Re: Cygwin Time Machine

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 10:58:18PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
> >Actually, I think this is a neat idea.  I tried to do something like it
> >for personal use about 18 months ago -- I wanted a one-time snapshot of
> >the cygwin-1.3.x baseline just prior to the 1.5.x transition.
> >
> >But I waited too long (e.g. after packages which required 1.5.x had
> >"polluted" the server), and couldn't untangle "what was old/what was
> >new" well enough for my taste.  So I gave up.
> >
> >Your mechanism is much better.  I, too, hope you don't regret it. :-)
> While I think it is a nifty idea too (I actually used this yesterday), I
> suspect that we'll all have some heartburn over this as people stumble
> onto it, try to "update" their distro to older versions and end up with
> bloody stumps where their feet used to be.

Well, I do warn people not taunting Happy-Fun Ball :)

Seriously, the "time machine" should be used prudently.  I am beefing up
the doc (which no-one ever reads, right? :) to try and head off as many
problems as possible.  Knowledge is power.

And, I humbly offer free antacids and bandages to everyone on the list
who suffers at the hands (feet?) of the time machine.

> However, because I'm a masochist, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be a good
> idea to advertise this as "cygwin news" on the front page of

Gosh, Chris, I'm flattered you'd consider it news worthy (well,
flattered, shocked, amazed and, wait, "confused" is my
normal state of being :).  Obviously it's up to you all.

> Also, (oh boy, what fun!) it would be nice if snapshots were archived, too.

Hmm... I think I can do that too.  Lemme look into it.

> cgf

Peter A. Castro <> or <>
	"Cats are just autistic Dogs" -- Dr. Tony Attwood

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