[ITA] _autorebase

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Wed Dec 17 15:16:00 GMT 2014

On 12/17/2014 4:52 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Dec 17 10:39, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Dec 16 16:11, Ken Brown wrote:
>>> On 12/16/2014 8:23 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> What would be most helpful is to get a piece of documentation for us
>>>> maintainers how to use the new _autorebase facility, sent with a fat
>>>> HEADSUP subject, and which we can ideally add to setup.html.
>>> More importantly, maintainers need to be told about the new kinds of
>>> postinstall scripts now supported by setup.exe.  (Or maybe that's what you
>>> meant.)
>> I actually only meant the new autorebase stuff, but you're oh so right
>> about the requirement to document how the new postinstall stuff works.
>> Achim, uhm... sorry abouyt that, but I guess we really have to improve
>> https://cygwin.com/setup.html on that so all maintainers can educate
>> themselves how to use the new feature.
>> Fortunately the web pages are in CVS as well:
>>    cvs -d :ext:sourceware.org:/cvs/cygwin co htdocs
> Oh, and there's something else very important.  The new technique
> requires the users to update setup.exe, otherwise they will get
> problems.  We can't do much for people ignoring the "this setup.ini has
> been created by a newer setup version" message in setup itself, but we
> should at least announce the new setup version.
> Achim, either you just write the complete announcement for setup from
> scratch, or you give me a piece of text to include into the announcement
> and I write it.  Whatever you prefer.  The important thing here is to
> urge people to upgrade.
> Given that many of us are not available the next 2 or 3 weeks (e.g., me),
> I'm wondering if we should let the new setup version sink in during that
> time, and upgrade the packages using the new feature (_autorebase, TeX
> Live) only in the new year, after the 6th of January when all of us will
> be back.

Good idea.  I'll probably wait even longer than that with TeX Live, to give 
people plenty of time to get the new _autorebase working first.


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