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Re: Maintainers please weigh in on 64-bit Cygwin

On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Chris Sutcliffe <> wrote:
> On 17 March 2013 13:45, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> 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.
> This brings up an interesting point, in that I don't have access to a
> 64-bit machine to validate any packages I maintain.  Would running a
> 64-bit version of Windows in VM (i.e. virtualbox) be acceptable?
> Having a cross-compiler would be a definite plus because I've found
> VMs to be incredibly slow, so it would be fine for validating but I
> wouldn't want to compile in a VM.

If you don't actually have a 64-bit machine, then a VM will not help.
You can't virtualize a 64-bit guest on a 32-bit host with either
VMWare, VirtualBox, or VirtualPC.

Caveat -- the above statement is as of the last time I looked at it.
Things always change.

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