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Re: Maintainers please weigh in on 64-bit Cygwin

On 03/17/2013 10:45 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?

Not yet.

> 2) If no, would you be willing to install one?

Yes, as a VM, although I'll probably have to reinstall it every time the
trial license expires.

> 3) Are you willing to download the current 64-bit Cygwin and start porting
> your stuff, knowing that there are still bugs?

Yes, if I can get a 64-bit Windows vm going.

> 4) Or, would you rather wait for 64-bit to be completely stable before
> attempting anything?

No, I'm willing to try early.

> 5) Does the existence of two different architectures make you think that
> it is time for you to stop offering the package?

No, although I'm already behind on several of my packages for 32-bit

> 6) Would you be willing to have another person doing the 64-bit port for
> you?

Yes, if needed.

> 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.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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