For those of you familiar with Cygwin and its packaging system/installer, you will know that the installer distributed from cygwin.com comes with the basic skeleton software as well as a tool that uses direct connect / local package / ftp connection for downloading packages.
This package manager is frankly ugly and bloated. I have always found it to be a pain locating the few essential pieces of software that I commonly use on my linux systems. (Such as zip, unzip, tar, git, openssh, svn, wget, python, vim etc...) Frankly I love the software and use it on all of my machines, but I hate going through the annoying installation method. (I also hate having to choose a miror from a built in list with little information about the hosts.)
Does anyone know if these is an easier installer available for the basic cygwin user, or if there is a git repository somewhere that I can clone and install with a script or something?
I have been coming across this issue on several of my workstations, and I have found little on Google related to my desire. It is likely that nothing like this exists, but I figured that if it did, someone here might know of it.
Thanks in advance.