RFC: [ITP] Installation Profiles packages

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Nov 9 16:21:00 GMT 2005

On Nov  9 07:56, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 01:52:20PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > > > > >IMO, these packages should be in a special new category (I propose the
> > > > > >name "@Profiles" to make setup put this at the top, but I don't know if
> > > > > >setup will parse this correctly).
> I also think it's time for this, and propose that whatever naming scheme is
> agreed upon, setup.exe should have a chooser view that only shows
> these (that view should probably be the default one, too).

I would be careful with this.  The package selection groups are only
really useful on the first install.  Later calls to setup for updating
or installing more packages are usually better off with the current

Which reminds me... isn't there a way that setup could store the latest
view of the chooser window the user has selected?  For instance, in
almost all cases I'd like to see the "Partial" view, not the "Category"
view.  Can storing the last view be added easily?


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