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Re: Pending setup patches (issue 2)
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Robert Collins <rbcollins at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 19:52:03 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Pending setup patches (issue 2)
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On 5 Mar 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 07:41, Max Bowsher wrote:
> > > How about
> > > http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2002-10/msg00129.html
> > > ? This is pretty old, but I can regenerate it against the current
> > > CVS if people think it's a good idea. This is also a
> > > where-do-we-go-from-here patch...
> > Sounds like a good idea to me.
> > Adding to the pending list, and hoping Robert will comment on it.
Yup, I mentioned that in a later message...
> * Not tested on Win95. It's a fairly low level change, and I have 'this
> much' (holds thumb and forefinger very close together) confidence that
> we won't get surprised.
Uh, can someone test this on Win95? I only have a Win98 machine handy
(and tested on that). Thanks.
> Other than that, please expand to address all scripts.
There is a design issue here that I'd like to address before I work more
on this. I recall your comment that this should be tied into the logging
subsystem. Unfortunately, this would involve a much more complex code,
with pipes and forks. The same is true if we want "tee"-like behavior,
i.e. windows popping up *and* output going to a file. The way this is
implemented now is the output stream of the script process is tied to a
file, but the limitation is that the file is written right away. Do we
want a more complex design now, or should I just allow running a generic
script with output going to a file (for the moment)?
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