New setup.ini is operational
Wed Oct 17 21:30:00 GMT 2001
On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 10:24:16AM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>setup.exe (126.96.36.199) offers me w32api-20010520 as new package now,
>though I have w32api-1.1-1 installed.
That should now be fixed. Sorry that I couldn't respond earlier. It's
been a day of many meetings.
>BTW, is it possible to post a 'reference' setup.hint file here, with
>all optional contents?
I've updated the http://cygwin.com/setup.html page.
>>I've also upgraded setup.exe to use a much larger "chooser" screen so that
>>you can actually read the short package descriptions. I haven't upgraded
>>to the latest category/dependency version of setup.exe since I thought that
>>people would want the chance to play with things first. There will be a
>>lot of questions and confusion when we release the new version of setup.exe
>>so we need to make it as bulletproof as possible.
>I want to suggest a second time to use shorter category names, e.g.
>'System Environment/Daemons' or 'System Environment/Libraries', wouldn't it
>be enough to rename them in 'Daemons' and put openssl in 'Libs' && 'Devel'?
>Also I don't like the split into 'Base Libs', 'Libs', 'Base', why not put
>termcap in 'Base' && 'Libs', ditto 'Base Shells', we have 'Base' and 'Shells'
The "System Environment/Daemons" was a holdover from before the use of shorter
names. I've changed squid and openssl to use the newer names.
>Ditto with 'Graphics Libs', 'Devel Libs' && 'Libs Text'
I don't see any reason to avoid putting the package in two categories if it
is appropriate. It is "Graphics" and "Libs" not "Graphics Libs'.
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