haroldmarshall at email.com
Thu Apr 15 19:52:28 CEST 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: Ralf Habacker
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 08:37:33 +0200
To: For developers interested in porting KDE to Windows using Cygwin
Subject: Re: install impossible!
> On Wednesday 14 April 2004 04:32, Robin Fairey wrote:
> > I'm attempting to install KDE for my copy of cygwin - the windows installer
> > is not available, the cygwin netinstaller fails half way through
> If the download breaks while downloading a kde or qt package, this should be
> fixed now. There was a performance problem with the used sourceforge mirror
> (osdn.dl.sf.net), now we have switched over to heanet.dl.sf.net, which goes
> much faster.
> > and the first wget in the manual unpack instrucions gets a
> > refusal of connection.
> We can't help you, if you don't provide more informations.
> > I am running winXP, and cygwin on its own works just fine.
> > How can I proceed!??!
> kde-cygwin mailing list
> kde-cygwin at kde.org
You know, I'm no longer able to resist commenting...For the last couple of months I've been following this list, hoping to learn from the example of others, because I frankly have little experience with cygwin, and none with KDE. I originally installed cygwin alone, then became intrigued with the IDEA of KDE-cygwin, and attempted a fuller install from your site. The KDE portion has never worked and my problems have mirrored those of other writers making inquiries to the list. I have tried reinstalling numerous times, as well as attempting some of the "fixes" you have suggested to others. Each attempt has led to frustrating failure. But now I think I've come up with a solution.
The idea that I have just begun to grasp is this: KDE-cygwin is just a poor attempt to emulate Linux in the Windows environment, so why not just install Linux? Of course, for the time being it will have to be dual-boot, but at least I'll actually have access to some of the things I want to work with. I know that no one charged me for KDE-cygwin's use, so in that sense I got my money's worth. What I can't afford is all the time I've spent "beating a dead horse".
One last thing, Ralf. You need to work on your technique of "support". As a former tech support person myself, I know that it doesn't help to begin the conversation with, "What did you do to cause this problem?" Relax and listen, don't be defensive, and maybe you'll get a sense of what is wrong. Well, it's been an experience...
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