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Re: multiple cygwin installs (gold star)
On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 12:34:07PM +0100, Phil Betts wrote:
>Any 3PP that forces one to use their (inevitably out of date) version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.
Nicely put. Can I get a gold star over here?
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