setup and mintty (was Re: New setup.exe release?)

Andy Koppe
Thu May 26 12:52:00 GMT 2011

On 26 May 2011 13:17, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May 26 13:09, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On 26 May 2011 12:51, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > That begs for the question why the start menu entry isn't managed
>> > entirely by mintty's postinstall/preremove scripts.  In theory we can
>> > reduce setup to ask for the desktop icon.  The start menu entry is
>> > always created, and it's always created by mintty.  That would make the
>> > entire affair much easier, isn't it?
>> Good point. The only argument against that I can think of is that the
>> postinstall script shortcut is non-optional. There have been some
>> minor complaints about that before.
>> (Setup.exe would still need to nuke "Cygwin Bash Shell").
> I'm willing to ignore both problems.  Mintty isn't the only package
> to fill the Cygwin or Cygwin/X menu.  Removing an existent Cygwin Bash
> Shell seems a bit harsh.

Ah, alright, I thought was the intention, but leaving it is fine by me.


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