[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: setup (2.878)
A new version of Setup, release 2.878, has been uploaded to
https://cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe (32 bit version)
https://cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe (64 bit version)
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
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
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
Please send bug reports, as usual, to the public mailing list cygwin AT
cygwin DOT com.
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