about cygwin setup

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Nov 7 13:24:00 GMT 2001

I was going to say that this was a new record.  After months of people
complaining because cygwin made them download everything, we now have
someone complaining because cygwin doesn't allow them to easily download

However, doesn't he have a point?  We don't have any way to specify that
you want the "full cygwin experience".

I thought at one time that the category names would be selectable.  Then
you could select all of the "Base", "Developer", "Net", etc.

I'm losing track with all of the flurry of discussion.  Maybe this has
already been mentioned.  Regardless, unless I'm missing something I
think this probably should be the #1 priority for the next setup.exe

Otherwise, we're due for a lot of "Cygwin doesn't install an editor"


On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 06:17:11PM -0800, Khoa Do wrote:
>	I have a comment about setup.exe.  How come you don't have an option
>to download everything including the source for all the packages that is
>being offered?  I just want the latest version of everything including the
>source.  When I first started setup.exe, I thought that I would be able to
>switch between stable versions, to current versions to experimental versions
>of every package that I can select with one click.  Instead, I had to click
>30-50 different packages, click 3-5 times on each package to determine if I
>want to skip, ver.1, or ver. 1.1, and don't even mention that if I want the
>source that I have to click that too - it's becoming too much for a
>Microsoft mouse jock!  I appreciate all the choices and I do understand that
>you have to check dependencies to make sure that everything works together.
>There is just sometimes that my lazy ass don't want to have to click much.
>Heck, I want an automatic feed if I can help it.  Where is the source to
>setup.exe so that I can see what it takes to change it?  Will it be hard?
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