ask for delivering cygwin 1.1.8 with kde 1.1.2

Robert Collins
Wed Jun 13 06:24:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralf Habacker" <>
To: "Cygwin-Xfree" <>; "Cygwin-Apps"
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 10:52 PM
Subject: AW: ask for delivering cygwin 1.1.8 with kde 1.1.2

> > > > Will it not cause version skew with Cygwin/XFree86?
> > >
> > > No, you're not using this symbol. I have installed running
> > > xfree 4.0.3 and
> > > 4.1.0 with cygwin 1.1.8.
> >
> >
> > OK, as you say :-)
> I like to add as i need it for kde and that means the dlls/XWin- and
> fonts-package
> >
> > Next question!  What about setup.exe.  Do you plan to modify
> > which can install Xfree86 and KDE?
> >
> I like to modify surely, but I anticipate, that I'm not able to do
> because of to little knowledge of low api windows programming. (I cna
> a delphi app, but this is not what is needed here.) Perhaps I can
> some things, but for the main writing, we have to look for another
> Ralf

Soap box time. Modifying cygwin1.dll and setup.exe are much easier than
you may think. I don't claim to know the win32 API, and when I do hack
on cygwin internals, it's usually with msnd open in a browser windows.

Buuuut: give it a try - it's much easier than you may think.

Also, I've sent in a patch to do basic category and dependency support
for setup.exe Chris hasn't reviewed it yet (I imagine he was asleep when
I sent it to the patches list). It's in the archives, called "updated:
Category and basic dependency for setup". I'm hoping that it will
provide enough functionality to allow XFree86 to be considered for
inclusion in the main distribution.

I'm quite willing to put some more time into it, once I get some
feedback on my approach to date.


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