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Re: Maintainers please weigh in on 64-bit Cygwin

On 3/17/2013 9:45 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I'd like to have a feel for how the 64-bit version of Cygwin will
> impact package maintainers.
> So, I'd appreciate some discussion about this.
> 1) Do you have a 64-bit version of Windows available?
> 2) If no, would you be willing to install one?
> 3) Are you willing to download the current 64-bit Cygwin and start porting
> your stuff, knowing that there are still bugs?
> 4) Or, would you rather wait for 64-bit to be completely stable before
> attempting anything?
> 5) Does the existence of two different architectures make you think that
> it is time for you to stop offering the package?
> 6) Would you be willing to have another person doing the 64-bit port for
> you?
> 7) Are you ok with a 64-bit alpha release being made available which contains
> your packages built by someone else?
> There are probably other considerations that I haven't thought of.  Any
> insights welcome.

1) Yes
2) N/A
3) Yes, but ...
4) ... I'd prefer to wait until it was installable through setup.
5) No.
6) No.
7) No.

In general, I intend to maintain my packages for 32 and 64-bit Cygwin,
but I don't have the time right now to do much troubleshooting. So, I'm
trying to wait until the toolchain is easy to install through setup and
the method of building 32/64 bit packages through cygport is well

David Rothenberger  ----

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        If you think his window is closed and he can't hear you,
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