[HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Wed Apr 9 11:34:00 GMT 2008

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> Yes.  I'm just wondering if we could do without the final rename of the
> directories.  The Cygwin release area isn't that small, > 4 Gigs.  A
> simple top-level directory rename will force all mirrors world-wide to
> copy the whole area.  Twice, because we will have two release areas.
> If that's a minor concern, we do as above.  Otherwise, I'd suggest to
> create a "release-2" area and to update just setup.exe accordingly.

We can still rename the .ini files without renaming the directory trees,
it's all just a matter of how the upset cron job runs.  I'm not sure if
that really buys any clarity, but what it does do is allow us to "swap
in" the entire staging area atomically once 1.7 is released.  Otherwise,
only users who updated their setup.exe would ever see the 1.7 release. 
I can almost see the email messages now: "Is Cygwin dead?  I haven't
seen a new release of the DLL or any updated packages in the last <nn>


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