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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] RE: [OT] fixing emacs

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] RE: [OT] fixing emacs
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 19:05:07 +1000

On Mon, 2003-09-01 at 15:37, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> We've discussed the issue of monolithic (InstallShield-style) installs
> at some length, and what it came down to was that we wanted to support
> classic free-software development styles well on Windows, not attract
> the maximum number of Windows users.

You may want to merge in some of the cygwin setup changes at some point.
(For the UI tweaks and improvements, if not the backend stuff).

Also, you may find it interesting to consider that MS for a number of
The windows SDK
Internet explorer
Resource kits

is using a very similar concept: a driver + a number of packages that
are installed by the driver.

So, I don't see multiple packages as being 'unwindows' AT ALL.

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