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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.9




Am 28.03.2019 um 19:38 schrieb Vince Rice:
On Mar 28, 2019, at 1:33 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:

Am 28.03.2019 um 19:16 schrieb Vince Rice:
On Mar 28, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:

A potential solution is, add another user to your system named cygwin.
When you build you packages use the cygwin user. The debug information
will reference your cygwin user, and not your real user account.
Thanks for the suggestion, but there are other solutions meanwhile. Also, you would have
to remember to switch user everytime, which may take a while, and it's not even possible
to create user accounts on everybody's machine.
You're the only one that needs to remember, and it's only your machine that would need the
the user account. Other people building the package don't have the same … requirements …
you do. They're not distributing what they build. They would just use the cygport and be done
with it.

(Not selling the solution as I have no opinion on it, just pointing out that neither of those
objections are really a problem.)
What I wanted to point out with my last objection is that some people may not be able to create an account as they like, in an enterprise environment.
And what I was pointing out is that nobody but you needs to. This whole thread is about trying
to solve *your* problem, not someone else's. As I said, if I built mintty, I would just use cygport
and be done with it. I don't care about user information, because I'm not distributing the package.
It's a bit strange that you're telling my that *you* don't care about *my* information. I'm trying to raise some awareness about privacy on this occasion (which is quite a topic nowadays) and if you don't care, you don't need to comment.

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