setup 2.883 release candidate - please test

Jon Turney
Mon Dec 11 18:46:00 GMT 2017

A new setup release candidate is available at:    (32 bit version) (64 bit version)

Please test and report problems to If no regressions 
are discovered in the next week or so, it will be promoted to release.

This is not the place for setup feature requests.

Changes compared to 2.882:

- Various improvements to behaviour after a download error
- Don't fatal() on unexpected early window messages
- Remove support for installing from a local directory which doesn't 
contain a setup.ini file
- Make 'System Proxy Settings' the default (for new installations) on 
the 'Select Connection Type' page, rather than 'Direct'
- Fix reading and writing of the "extrakeys" user setting. Maybe -U/-u 
does something useful now?
- Pressing enter in the URL textbox on the "Choose Download Site(s)" 
page now does 'Add', rather than 'Next'
- Pressing enter in the search textbox on the "Select Packages" page now 
causes the search to be performed, rather than 'Next'
- Fix concatenating depends: from each version description section
- Bullet-proof the way we remove empty categories
- If more than one download site is used, we now require downloading 
setup.ini from all of them to succeed, rather than just one of them.
- Various code rearrangements and simplifications

Thanks to Ken Brown for several of these changes.

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