Back, Michael wrote:
Christopher Faylor did utter a clarion call of great frustration unto the 
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 03:16:05PM -0800, Back, Michael wrote:
Chuck wrote:
I think the frustration on some people's behalf is that this question
has been asked (and answered) maybe 50 times already on the list.
Perhaps because people can't find the info.  they need in any other way
than posting to this list?
You seem to be missing the point that if it was discussed in the list
you can use the list archive as a resource.  You don't have to just
blindly send email assuming that no one else would ever have asked the
same question.

My point is that relying on a user to have the forethought, time, and
patience to scour through a mailing list archive is probably not the most
effective or convenient form of communicating common upgrade problems and

Probably not surprisingly, this idea is not new.  It's been discussed
before and only remains as a topic for discussion because of a lack of
resources to help make the situation better.  If anyone would like to
research, monitor, and dig in to help make the documentation or
install tools better and more helpful, I expect that would be welcome.
Keep in mind that where Cygwin/X is concerned, there has been no
maintainer for _years_ so I think we can all anticipate the amount of
work to get all the packages upgraded, documented, and spiffy is
significant.  And there will be some bumps along the way...

Larry Hall                    
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