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Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 14:31:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mo DeJong <mdejong AT cygnus DOT com>
To: cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
cc: vinschen AT cygnus DOT com
Subject: Re: Time for a new DLL release
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If we could use RPMs to do the install, a GUI should be easy because
it would just exec rpm. The only catch is how the system "knowns" what
rpms need to be updated by new versions. We would need some automated
way to figure this stuff out, it is not acceptable for
people to "just know" which RPMS needed to be downloaded. At any
rate, I am willing to help out on the GUI installer side.

Mo Dejong
Red Hat Inc.

On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Chris Faylor wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 03:12:46PM -0500, Parker, Ron wrote:
> >Option 3 is what I referred to in my original post volunteering to write a
> >setup program,
> >http://www.delorie.com/archives/browse.cgi?p=cygwin-developers/2000/02/24/15
> >:02:15.  This is a more long term solution and involves a port++ of RPM.  I
> >know RPM has been ported by many people to work with cygwin, myself
> >included.  What I am really talking about is not just porting it, but
> >creating a version that is fully integrated with the standard Windows
> >"Add/Remove Programs" functionality, wininet and possibly even the Microsoft
> >Installer event model.  Additionally it would be packaged up as a
> >self-extracting/installing application using some of the same code that is
> >used in setup.exe.  I would gladly submit these modifications to Red Hat or
> >whoever the maintainer of RPM is.
> >
> >Any other ideas or opinions?
> 
> I've actually assigned Corinna with the task of researching RPM.  She is
> working with Michael Ring who's recently reported that he has built a
> complete cygwin installation with dependencies and everything.
> 
> I'd be interested in getting something that integrated with Windows, as
> you mention.  A long range plan would be to even have a GUI for this.
> 
> So, contact Corinna if you're interested in helping out.  I'll let her
> coordinate this.
> 
> cgf

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