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Re: FAQ suggestion

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:30:43PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> Adam Thompson wrote:
>> On 18/03/2008, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>  So, we DON'T WANT people doing this.  What we actually want a 3PP to do
>>>  is check if there is a version of cygwin installed and use the installed
>>>  version if it is a newer or conditionally upgrade if it is not.
>> The problem with this is that it requires the immediate and total
>> cooperation of all 3PPs.
>> Sure - Acme Software might change their application to check for a
>> pre-existing instance of Cygwin, and let's say it finds one being used
>> for KillerApp 1.5.  All well and good.
>> The next time the user re-installs or updates Killer App 1.5, if it
>> doesn't do the check, it breaks Acme's software.
>> Unfortunately, KillerApp Co take the view of "well, our software still
>> works, it must be a problem with Acme".
>> A package designed to do these checks would certainly be a good idea,
>> but it isn't going to happen (be adopted) overnight, and in the
>> meantime, the option of having an isolated cygwin environment is very
>> alluring.  So tempting in fact, that I've been considering recompiling
>> with a view to stopping 3rd party apps breaking the sshd which is on
>> our base Win2K3 build.
> I feel like I'm caught in a temporal causality loop...

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