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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Cygwin 1.7.19
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at freemail dot ru>
- To: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2013 15:43:29 +0400
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Cygwin 1.7.19
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- Reply-to: Andrey Repin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
>> I do not think I explained myself properly, sorry: Cygwin would
>> previously read the
>> obcaseinsensitve value under Windows 2000 to emulate the case
>> insensitive behaviour of Windows XP and newer where obcaseinsensitive
>> was present in the registry.
>> The registry key does not represent the active state of case
>> sensitivity, so it is surely the wrong thing to query and show in
>> cygcheck as it only shows what the state is pending a reboot. Surely
>> it would be better now to query how the case sensitivity actually is
>> here and show that, and get rid of all references to
>> obcaseinsensitive, which is a configuration parameter and private
>> implementation detail of kernel?
> Not from my POV, no. The registry key is what the user has to change to
> get case sensitive behaviour.
But that setting only permit case-sensitive behavior, but not actually
implement (enable) it.
Actual behavior of case-sensitivity relies on actual support from filesystem,
in case of disk IO operations.
If I read it right, of course.
> We want to know if the user actually changed it in the first place,
> otherwise we can point to that info in case of a case-sensitivity related
> problem. The active state may be interesting as well, but additionally to
> the registry key info and, as far as I'm concerned, it's a minor problem.
> But, anyway, http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC
Andrey Repin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 09.06.2013, <15:41>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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