[Patch] override-able installation_root

Shaddy Baddah helium@shaddybaddah.name
Thu Nov 26 11:57:00 GMT 2009


Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Sorry, but no.  We won't accept this patch.  We have deliberately chosen
> to get away from the dependency to the Windows registry, and we really
> don't want to add it back again.
Thank you for the response. Fair enough. But is it no to the idea of an 
overridable installation_root, or to doing by way of a registry setting? 
Is there another way to do this that would be reasonable? Say the use of 
an environment variable? Other?
> Btw., for a non-trivial patch like this you need to file a copyright
> assignment.  See http://cygwin.com/contrib.html, the "Before you get
> started" section.
Fair enough. I estimated that it was trivial, but I accept that it isn't.

> That's on my TODO list and PTC.  It will have to wait until after 1.7.1
> as well, though.
I'll ask around about copyright assignment. If I can get that sorted, 
I'll try and help with that effort.

Best regards,

More information about the Cygwin-patches mailing list