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

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Sat Apr 12 17:43:00 GMT 2008

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According to Corinna Vinschen on 4/12/2008 9:15 AM:
| Probably we will still need *some* registry entry.  Setup could create
| one for its own purpose, just to find the installation path.

I agree.  Besides, based on the question on the main list - how is an
independent distributor supposed to know if cygwin is installed, so they
don't become a 3PP?  If we have something in the registry, the answer is
obvious - cygwin is installed.  If we don't, then they have to hunt for
likely candidate locations (and will probably guess wrong, becoming a 3PP
even though they were trying to play nice and search for a previous

|  Maybe the
| registry value should use a version number, so that we can have two
| parallel installation again, should we ever release a -3 distro...

I think we need a version number, and a directory where the installation
was done.  But we don't need a full mount table.  And I think it is still
conceivable that cygwin1.dll does not have to refer to the registry, just

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