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Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 19:25:22 -0500
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On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 09:11:45AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>> I just meant that I am extremely unlikely to agree with you 
>> on this one. So, I won't be willing to let setup grow in this 
>> direction.  I would not blame you if you felt that your 
>> creativity was being hampered.
>If the decision is made, and it's not going to alter, and you are not
>willing to talk through it, then  I might feel somewhat unhappy. However
>that is unlike you, so I'll not prejudge the situation.

Sniff.  You're right.  Nevermind on this point, then.

>I took up the mantle expecting to serve the community that has provided
>me with many things - this is something I can offer back... so I don't
>expect to control whats offered with iron fists. I do expect to control
>the how and when of the implementation though.
>> Maybe a way to resolve this is for there to be a testing 
>> version of setup.exe where we can experiment with different 
>> user interfaces or methods of doing things.  We could even 
>> put a link to the testing version of setup.exe on the cygwin web site.
>I encourage anyone who wants to experiment with code that needs some
>revisions to get 'just-so' to create a branch using the cvs* scripts in
>the winsup/maint dir. Simply cd to cinstall, and create your branch from
>there, using a name like "cgf_newui". It'll create a new dir with the
>branch info, you'll need to either update to the tag in your current
>dir, or switch the directories around. FWIW I have cinstall symlinked,
>and a number of directories with different tags, so I can switch very

I'm actually in the position of being a pretty normal cygwin user right
now.  No time, just amazingly good ideas.  I'll try to generate the
appropriate resentment if no one acts on my ideas in the next day or


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