Deprecating ntea

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Wed Feb 28 00:51:00 GMT 2007


On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> Quoting "Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers)":
>
> > To me it seems ntea has enough limited applications that it is
> > effectively unusable.  But I agree with Chris that this needs to be
> > announced on the main list before killing it off for 1.7.
>
> It seems to me that those that need it could use the 9x version.  The
> ntea support was added for NT on FAT, IIRC.  FAT is only being supported
> by MS now for diskette which has nearly become as extent as the use of
> NT itself.  Now adays most portable data is stored on a USB drive or you
> just burn it into a CD or DVD.
>
> Sorry for stepping in but really since you're talking extinction of old
> code, this is a dinasour that needs its skeletons removed.  Let those
> that need the remains of the dinasour live with the 9x static version
> and move on.

This position would work if people could select the 9x version vs. the
NT/2k/XP version on NT-based systems.  The current plan is that setup
would select the version to install automatically, based on the OS.  If
your suggestion is to work, we would need to put much more selection logic
into setup.
	Igor
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