Installer names not meaningful enough

Eliot Moss moss@cs.umass.edu
Thu Dec 1 12:51:00 GMT 2016


On 12/1/2016 7:18 AM, Lee Dilkie wrote:
 >
 >
 > On 12/1/2016 5:51 AM, Roberto Ríos Gallardo wrote:
 >> Please give the installers more meaningful names. In particular, make
 >> sure "cygwin" is part of it. "setup-x86_64.exe" is not very obvious. A
 >> version number would be nice too.
 >>
 >
 > I'd agree that adding "cygwin" to the setup program would be nice but it's certainly not the windows
 > "way", lots of programs use just "setup.exe".
 >
 > Versioning can't be added to the file name because the setup program itself isn't versioned, or at
 > least isn't the same version as the cygwin you are installing... the cygwin version come from the
 > servers...

I think that including the version of the setup program could be helpful - I tend
to add it (renaming the file by hand).  However, clearly we've lived with things this
way for a long time ...

Eliot Moss

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