Setup for 1.7 must still handle 9x?

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Aug 12 18:02:00 GMT 2008

On Aug 12 17:35, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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?

Never mind.  Baring any dumb mistakes, it's apparently not *that*


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