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Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 08:13:05 +0100
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From: David Starks-Browning <starksb AT ebi DOT ac DOT uk>
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Subject: ncurses announcement - trial run
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On Wednesday 19 Sep 01, Charles Wilson writes:
> Does anyone have any objections to the following...content and 
> presentation?  (I'm being a bit paranoid here because I sense that I am 
> setting a precedent, and I want to get it right).
> ...

I would put the big WARNING section at the top.  Otherwise, some might
skim the first few lines, and never read that they must run setup.exe

What about people who use Cygwin but don't read the lists?  They're
not going to know about the special procedure required here.

Do you know what sorts of problems will be caused by updating all
three packages in one go?

What about users who run setup for the first time, installing all
packages, the default?  Will they have problems?

I don't mean to sound negative, just thinking about the list traffic,
and possibly a FAQ entry.

Apologies if I would already know this if I'd followed all the
technical details.  I didn't.  I'm just thinking now about users
problems and questions when (not if!) they get it wrong.


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