default terminal

Dave Korn
Wed Jun 2 13:11:00 GMT 2010

On 01/06/2010 19:19, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 1 June 2010 00:14, Charles Wilson wrote:

>>  Perhaps,
>> instead, setup could create two shortcuts instead of just one.  The
>> first would be the same link to cygwin.bat we currently have "Cygwin";
>> the other "Cygwin MinTTY" would be similar to the one mintty's current
>> postinstall creates.  Or switch 'em around, with "Cygwin" going to
>> MinTTY, and "Cygwin DOSBOX" going to cygwin.bat.
> Not a bad idea. "Cygwin Console" and "Cygwin Terminal" perhaps? Of
> course people still wouldn't know the difference, but at least they
> could try them and find out, and delete as appropriate. 


> Then again, we
> might get lots of questions about why setup.exe felt the need to
> create two shortcuts and what the difference between them is. Hmm.

  We already get plenty of questions about the difference between a console
and a terminal.  Don't think it'll be any different really.  Let's call the
shortcuts "Cygwin Console" and "Cygwin GUI Terminal", and then people will
think it's obvious why there's two of them.


More information about the Cygwin-apps mailing list