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Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 02:52:55 -0500
From: "Charles S. Wilson" <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: setup testers wanted
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Christopher Faylor wrote:

> It does raise the whole X11 issue, though.  I'd like to include the
> X11 stuff in setup.exe, too.  Should we wait until we've ironed out
> all of the bugs here first and then ask them what they want or should
> we start making noises about this now in cygwin-xfree AT cygwin DOT com?

I think we should wait.  Currently, the cygwin-xfree dist is 
developer-friendly (e.g. download lots of tarballs, run a script and 
answer lots of questions, and the script will install and configure 
stuff "properly").  Translating that into a setup-compatible tarball 
will take some work; IMO it'd be better to have a (mostly) stable 
setup.exe *before* asking the cygwin-xfree folks to embark on that task.


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