Drop textmode from setup?

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Wed Sep 7 09:17:00 GMT 2005

----Original Message----
>From: Corinna Vinschen
>Sent: 07 September 2005 09:36

> I mean it!
> I don't want to drop textmode support from Cygwin(*), but why do we
> still give the user the choice in the first place?  If the user can't
> choose textmode in the base installation, we will have a lot more
> sane binmode installations in future and people will use textmode
> only if they (think they) know what they are doing.

  Seconded.  Textmode should only ever be used for sub-root mountpoints,
never for the whole damn fs.

> At least, it's about time to publish the latest setup version with
> the improved interface which very explicit recommends UNIX mode.

  We've been using 2.507-20050623 internally for a while now with good
results.  I'm of the opinion we should just dump a new version out there
*ASAP* and go back for a second round of improvements/bugfixes later, I
still think it's a quantum leap beyond what people are currently struggling
along with.

> Venting,
> Corinna
> (*) That's a lie, of course.

  A lie!?  I oughta drop a hippo on you!

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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