How/Where do I get an older version of Cygwin?

Gregg Levine gregg.drwho8@gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 23:07:00 GMT 2010


On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Karl M <> wrote:
>
>> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 07:08:58 +0100
>> Subject: Re: How/Where do I get an older version of Cygwin?
>> From: andy
>> To: cygwin
>>
>> I'd recommend against using the "Prev" button. It gives you a rather
>> random collection of old packages, where some are years older than the
>> current one and others just a couple of weeks. There's no guarantee
>> that those disparate versions will actually work together properly, in
>> fact, it's very likely that things will break. It sure doesn't get
>> tested.
>>
>> Going back to the previous version of a particular package is useful
>> when there's a regression in the latest version, but doing the same
>> across the whole distro, not so much. Cygwin 1.5 and setup-legacy.exe
>> is the way to go if you want something old and unsupported that
>> actually works.
>>
>> Question: would anyone miss the "Prev" button if it were to disappear?
>>
> I agree with eliminating it.
>
> ...Karl
>
> --
Hello!
I agree!

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