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Re: Question about XP support

On 25 May 2016 at 06:07, Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
> On May 24 20:38, Herbert Stocker wrote:
>> On 24.05.2016 18:44, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
>> > I thought that support for Windows XP had been removed from Cygwin.
>> No, has not yet been removed.
>> And i'm sooo happy about this.
> Uh oh, bad timing...
> The next release 2.5.2 introduces the first non-XP compatible code.
> It's in a seldom used corner of the code and it doesn't require
> functions unavailable on XP, so it will very likely not break 99% of the
> existing applications yet.
> But the next release after will very likely break XP support entirely.

Would this be something to move to 3.x because there seems to be a lot
of people who come onto the list a lot. That way they know they can
use 2.5.1 and that is the last 'stable' release they need to 'fork'
from as say Cygnus-XP1 to keep going?

> Corinna
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