Setup and Mintty

Andy Koppe
Fri Nov 18 05:37:00 GMT 2011

On 17 November 2011 17:17, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> the latest setup sources implement the mintty desktop and start menu
> shortcuts.  So, afaics, if you would just change the mintty package
> so that it doesn't install its own shortcuts, we could update setup
> on sourceware to the new version.

A shortcut-less mintty package is here:

As I'd mentioned before, I think the changeover needs to go like this:

1. Add Base category to mintty's setup.hint.
2. Wait a day for mirrors to catch up.
3. Upload new setup.exe.
4. Upload shortcut-less mintty package.

Without step 2, setup.exe might end up creating shortcuts to a
non-existent mintty.exe.

> Is there anything else missing?

I suspect the manual and FAQ need a few tweaks.


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