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Re: gcc4: next release

On Jul  7 21:19, JonY wrote:
> On 7/7/2010 20:58, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 02:39:19PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>Oh, and, talking about /opt or /usr, I'd prefer the above /usr/mingw*
> >>sysroot idea.  However, I don't like the idea in the least to keep
> >>two different versions of w32api around.  It's one target, so we should
> >>have one set of headers only.  Right?  Wrong?  None of that?
> >
> >Unfortunately, it sounds like we've stepped into the middle of a dispute
> >between the mingw folks and the mingw64 folks.  Maybe the best thing for
> >us to do would be to decide to use only one or the other but not both.
> >
> >cgf
> >
> Here are some of the technical issues.
> [...]
> As for mingw-w64 headers API, it does not support anything lower
> than XP, Win2K is not supported, different from's Win9X
> compatibility.

How do you do that?  The XP functionality is a superset of the W2K
functionality, which in turn is a superset of the NT4 functionality.
So, in theory, headers supporting XP should support any earlier


(*) Note that I ignore 95/98/Me deliberately since they deserve to be

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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