Re: setup release candidate - please test
- Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 05:11:49 -0600
- From: "Dave Caswell via cygwin" <cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: setup release candidate - please test
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On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 5:10 AM, Dave Caswell <dave.caswell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 5:06 AM, Jon Turney <jon.turney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> A setup release candidate is available at:
>> Since this changes the way we download files, I think this can use some
>> wider testing before release.
>> Please test and give feedback to cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx. If no regressions are
>> discovered in the next few days, it will be promoted to release.
>> Changes compared to 2.877:
>> - "Direct Connection" now uses the WinINet API to fetch URLs.
>> This enables HTTPS and FTPS protocol support, and caching of mirrors.lst
>> and setup.ini.
>> The existing, hand-built URL fetching, which only supports HTTP and FTP,
>> is still available by choosing "Direct (legacy)".
>> - Fixes to "Use Internet Explorer Proxy Settings" mode
>> Progress is now reported for downloads.
>> Unwanted caching in "Temporary Internet Files" of package archives has
>> been fixed.
>> (Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-09/msg00403.html)
>> A bug causing a long delay before downloading setup.ini from package
>> repositories without a compressed setup.ini has been fixed.
>> - Add --allow-unsupported-windows option
>> Don't check the windows version.
>> The Cygwin mirror list is not read, so a URL (e.g. a Cygwin time machine
>> circa) should be given with --site or via the GUI.
>> - Remove support for some long-obsolete setup.ini syntax (omitted
>> version:, omitted size and checksum, various undocumented tokens)
>> - Remove cruft
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