EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Tue Feb 27 13:26:00 GMT 2007


Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> Is there a chance that the people working on setup.exe start coding?
> It might still take some time until 1.7.0 is ready, but it doesn't
> make sense to wait, does it?

I'll try to give this some attention soon.

> - Identify the machine it's running on and choose the right path
>   to setup.ini and the release subdir.
> 
>   For now I suggest having two ini files, setup.ini and setup_9x.ini,
>   as well as two subdirs, release and release_9x(*).

Yes, that's the solution I had in mind.  I guess at some point we'd just
make a copy of everything from release/ to release_9x/, and then let
them start to diverge from there as one is updated and the other
static?  And all the mirrors would then automatically be mirroring both
dirs?

> - setup.exe should always create three directories:
> 
>   /dev
>   /dev/shm
>   /dev/mqueue
> 
>   The shm and mqueue subdirectories should be created with 1777
>   permissions.

Does this really need to be hard-coded?  Couldn't it be done in a
postinstall (e.g. for the cygwin package) instead?

Brian



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