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No huge packets, please!


  First of all I want to congratulate all you people that have made
possible CYGWIN+XFREE. I think that the whole is already a mature,
wonderful product. In particular the new multiwindow feature of XWin
is really cool.
  I have a petition to make: Have a little bit of mercy with us poor
guys that have slow internet connections! For example at home I have
a connection that most of the time is below 1kb/s, with such a speed
to download XFree86-fnts (16.3Mb) takes at least 5 hours (but it can
take much more). During such a long time the chances of losing a dialup
connection are very high. What can you do?
a) avoid making huge packets (say more than 8-10 Mb). I am sure that
most huge packets, that are composed of many directories, can be
splitted in some sensible way; or
b) implement some way of downloading the packets with ftp, so one can
use wget or similar programs capable of partial downloading; or
c) make the cygwin setup program capable of partial downloading.

Thanks in advance

Rodrigo Medina


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