cygwin question

Tony Baechler tony at
Wed Apr 15 06:50:01 EDT 2009

Umm, since 1.7 is more accessible and 1.5 is about to go into permanent 
deep freeze, why?  At least 1.7 has command line support which 1.5 
doesn't.  Yes, you can install everything with the mouse cursor in 1.5 
with Window-Eyes.  Granted, 1.7 is still considered in beta and I 
haven't tried it, but since that is the future of Cygwin and is a lot 
more *nix-like, why would you want to use something older?  The only 
reason would be if you have Windows 95 or 98 which will not run 1.7.  If 
you have 2000 or newer, 1.7 makes more sense.

Tyler Littlefield wrote:
> I don't have a braille display, sadly. I think my best bet is to look 
> for the older version people were talking about.

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