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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 12:04:06 -0500
From: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit AT cox DOT net>
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To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: prev/curr/test
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Christopher Faylor wrote:

>On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 08:27:04PM -0500, Brian Keener wrote:
>
>You don't.  You find some other method for reverting to software that
>is <1 revision old.  This is not a hardship.  AFAIK, setup has never
>allowed you to do more than prev/curr/test.
>
A thought: mandate that every package tarball contain a standard-named 
install script - similar in concept to the Micro$quash setup.inf.  Then 
simply keeping the old tarball would supply the user the mechanism to 
drop back to that version.

>
>>I like the simpler approach for sure but let my option I select tell me
>>everything - don't give me 4 different buttons and umpteen combinations
>>to choose from to get where I want to be - talk about confusing.
>>
>
>And how do you know when you've hit the current version?  You see it
>scroll by and remember that you want "1.4.9-1 bin" and then click the
>mouse ten more times to get back to that.  That's really not user
>friendly, IMO.
>
>cgf
>

-- 
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim; R. M. French, tr.
Life is too short to tolerate crappy software.
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