Setup for 1.7 must still handle 9x?

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Aug 12 15:35:00 GMT 2008

And the next question.

I have hacked up a version of setup which handles most of the stuff
necessary to install Cygwin 1.7 now.  However, it contains changes which
are hard to implemented transparently on 9x.  For instance, all local
file access is now using wide char functions which are usually not
available on 9x.  The mount table in the registry is not written anymore,
rather only the {HKLM,HKCU}\Software\Cygwin\setup\rootdir value.

Having only one version of setup which supports the old 1.5 install as
well as the new 1.7 install is extremly tricky, IMHO.

Is it worth it at all?  Isn't it sufficient to keep the 1.5 installer
on the branch and use it for 9x installations in future only?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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