9x aware setup.exe (was Re: EOL for Windows 95/98/Me)

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Feb 28 17:00:00 GMT 2007


On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 05:02:20PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Feb 28 10:50, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 10:15:26AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >On Feb 27 17:11, Brian Dessent wrote:
>> >> I tested this locally using a VMware Win98 image and it seems to do the
>> >> right thing, but of course it would always be good to get more testers. 
>> >> I thought I'd wait until the mirrors actually contain a setup_9x.ini
>> >> file before making this available as a setup snapshot.
>> >
>> >Thanks, Brian, it's highly appreciated.
>> >
>> >I'm just wondering if we should create a 9x mirror already now, or if we
>> >should wait just before the first 1.7.0 release.
>> >
>> >Hmm, what about this?
>> >
>> >We just create a release_9x symlink for now and a setup_9x.ini generated
>> >from setup.ini by running it through sed -e 's/release/release_9x/'.
>> >This allows testing and deploying the new setup.exe tool very soon.  It
>> >has the aditional advantage that most users already are using the right
>> >setup version when 1.7.0 gets released once.
>> 
>> I woke up this morning and realized that it shouldn't be called "9x" but
>> rather "legacy".  Then it should be slightly clearer that this
>> repository supports older windows and maybe even now-obsolete cygwin
>> features.
>
>I agree.  "legacy" sounds better.  What do you think about the symlink
>idea for now?

Go for it.

cgf



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