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Re: Maintainers please weigh in on 64-bit Cygwin
On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 05:42:53PM +0000, David Stacey wrote:
>On 17/03/13 16:45, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> 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
>> 7) Are you ok with a 64-bit alpha release being made available which contains
>> your packages built by someone else?
>2) Install one - yes, I could do that. Pay for one - well, I'd rather
>not have to! Was hoping we could cross-compile.
You certainly could but that would mean that you'd be releasing untested
software for 64-bit. Is that something that we want to endorse or should
we have some way of validating this.
If we could (this is just pie-in-the-sky speculating) drum up funding
for a 64-bit version of Windows would you be willing to install it?