about cygwin setup

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Thu Nov 8 09:03:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>
To: <cygwin-apps@cygwin.com>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: about cygwin setup

> 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
> everything.
> However, doesn't he have a point?  We don't have any way to specify
> you want the "full cygwin experience".
> I thought at one time that the category names would be selectable.
> 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
> release.
> Otherwise, we're due for a lot of "Cygwin doesn't install an editor"
> comments.

Ok, there are two ways around this: meta-packages that suck in other
packages (already supported, just need them created), or clickable

I'm going to start a new thread on the second bit.


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