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Subject: RE: setup.exe updated
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Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 13:55:28 +1000
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Sure. I'd not intended to remove the setup.ini processing capability
from setup.exe for any current reason. (The fallback takes all of , oh,
3 lines) :].

Rob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:cgf AT redhat DOT com] 
> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 1:47 PM
> To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: Re: setup.exe updated
> 
> 
> On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 01:36:06PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:cgf AT redhat DOT com]
> >> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 1:34 PM
> >> To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
> >> Subject: Re: setup.exe updated
> >> 
> >> 
> >> On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 01:07:23PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> >> >I've copied across the new setup.  As there are no new
> >> features (other
> >> >than not crashing as much :}) I don't think this warrants an
> >> >announcement.
> >> 
> >> Does this version understand bzip2 files?  It occurred to me
> >> that I don't really have to change 'upset'.  I can just run 
> >> bzip2 when upset completes successfully.
> >
> >No. Only HEAD understands setup.bz2. HEAD should get released in 
> >another 2-3 weeks.
> >
> >For backward compatability, and to allow folk to change over (as they
> >do) bit by bit, I think we should have both the .ini and the 
> .bz2 for a 
> >while.
> 
> Actually, I intend to have setup.ini and setup.bz2 pretty 
> much forever. I don't think there is any harm in keeping both 
> around.  It will certainly make upset processing faster and 
> eliminate (or postpone
> indefinitely) the need for upset to understand compressed 
> setup.ini files.
> 
> cgf
> 

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