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From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g DOT r DOT vansickle AT worldnet DOT att DOT net>
To: "Cygwin-Apps" <cygwin-apps AT sources DOT redhat DOT com>
Subject: Setup/prev/curr/test/metapackages/another screen/etc
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 22:22:27 -0600
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How about this.  Replace the current "prev/curr/test" radio buttons with a
drop-down list box containing not "metapackages" but "installation templates",
with names like:

Workstation
Heavy-Duty Workstation
Server
Bare Bones Setup
Bleeding Edge
Maintenance

Everything else stays the same.  Selection of one of the "templates" sets the
suggested installs/uninstalls/whatever, but then you can change them however you
want just like it is now.  After the initial installation, it defaults to
"Maintenance", which sets things to update whatever you already have to the
latest version, but not add or subtract anything.  If you initially did a
"Server" install and try switching to say a "Workstation" install, maybe it
gives you a warning box before it uninstalls half your stuff.

No new screens, everybody's happy and less confused.

--
Gary R. Van Sickle
Brewer.  Patriot.

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