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Re: Question about XP support

On May 25 09:56, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> 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?

The XP-breaking release will certainly be a major release.  I doubt it's
called 3.0, though.  2.6 is more likely.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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