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RE: setup - feature change request
- From: "Stephen C. Biggs" <yyyyy50 at hotpop dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 23:49:31 -0700
- Subject: RE: setup - feature change request
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On 4 Aug 2002 at 1:42, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> > hi!
> > the cygwin-setup supports overwriting of used files by rebooting the
> > machine. that's nice, but i don't want to restart my machine cause i
> > forgot to close my bash or there's one bash.exe hanging.
> > could you change this to display a message-box so the user can decide
> > whether he wants to reboot or just retry (after terminating some processes).
> > you could even try to monitor the processes using the file (you will not
> > find many setups that do that, cause it's very complicated, and i don't
> > really expect that)
> I just installed some software the other day that did exactly that (tell you
> which progs to close) and it is an extremely nice feature. I think there's
> quite a few things to do though before we get to that level of sophistication.
> A simple retry though would probably make a good weekend project for an
> industrious soul.
> Maybe we can get Paul to do it.... ;-)
> Gary R. Van Sickle
> Brewer. Patriot.
While we're on the subject, would it be possible to make the setup windows where
you choose the mirrors and packages to download be able to be resizeable? This
should be an easy quick addition of a flag or two to the window attributes.
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