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RE: Cygwin_setup.exe comments...
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail)" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 15:29:10 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Cygwin_setup.exe comments...
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On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) wrote:
> > From: Igor Pechtchanski
> > Linda,
> > Have you tried a setup snapshot? <http://cygwin.com/setup-snapshots/>.
> > More below.
> Note that 2.415 - the latest snapshot -
> is the same you get by hitting "Install Now" at http://cygwin.com
Hmm, I didn't notice that. I run mine from CVS anyway... ;-)
> > On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Linda W. wrote:
> > > Aome comments/suggestions/GRFE's (Grovelling Request for Enhancements :-)):
> > >
> > > 1) Remember a user's previous choices. (~/.cygwinsetuprc would be 1
> > > possibility).
> > Already there.
> Sorry; not entirely.
> The last "Create Start Menu"-thing doesn't remember its setting. (Unless it
> looks at the Start Menu contents?)
I thought it did... At least, if I uncheck the "Create Desktop Icon" box,
it won't be checked next time I run setup...
> > > 1a) allow flags to disable some diaglogs:
> > IMO, it's better the way it is now -- all the dialogs still there, but the
> > values are saved; you just click "Next".
> Please, no, Igor. You're beeing shortsighted.
> Think about beeing able to *automate* things, or even present "end users"
> less off options to ponder on (i.e. an admin has set things up for a campus
> or some such).
No, I was simply responding to the suggestion in the context in which it
was being made. The context was for manual installation through a GUI
(but minimizing the number of dialogs displayed). This is completely
orthogonal to unattended setup mode (which is what you're referring to):
when you run setup in unattended (automated) mode, you don't care how many
dialogs it displays, as long as you're not required to sit there and click
the mouse. What I said still stands (even for automated mode)...
> <SNIP the rest>
> I'm in here for many reasons; one of them is the possibility to AUTOMATE
> things that others haven't even considered possible.
> Download images from my digital camera,
> - sorting the images out by date and time,
> - placing them in folders with the image date as name...
> - renaming the image itself so that the name reflects the exact second when
> it was shot (among other things making the name unique).
> /Hannu E K Nevalainen
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