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Subject: RE: setup.exe gui testing
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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 01:01:12 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Stanislav Sinyagin" <ssinyagin AT yahoo DOT com>, <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stanislav Sinyagin [mailto:ssinyagin AT yahoo DOT com] 
> Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 12:13 AM
> To: Robert Collins; cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: RE: setup.exe gui testing
> --- Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au> wrote:
> > It's supposed to let folk - like me - who want to madly change 
> > revision levels, be able to do so.
> But why do you want this in the graphical setup utility?

Why not? That is, if it can be done without maintenance or user

> Isn't it better to have a command-line (for cmd.exe, cygwin 
> dll-independent) setup utility, with all possible options and tricks?

Sure. In fact see my email to this very list a day or two ago "setup.exe
command line options". Please note though, that this implies that the
gui view only shows a default policy, not all policies - which is how
I'm designing the innards as things change.
> Those who want more control on the setup, would have it then, 
> and those who 
> simply wants to set up from scratch, or quickly upgrade to the newest 
> version, would have a simple and straightforward windows tool...
> sorry, maybe I'm too optimistic on that

I think that is a fine goal, but I don't see why that means removing
functionality from the gui.


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