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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Early Deprecation Notice: Windows XP and Server 2003 support

Greetings, Stephen John Smoogen!

>> Anyway, on the topic: All I could ask is to give us a notice when the final
>> build for XP is available, so that we could prepare own mirrors.

> You will need more than mirrors. You will need to  set up a parallel
> stack of builders and other tools because this will be a fork of
> anything compiled against Cygwin from then on. You will also need to
> look at how you are handling any bugs or problems utilities have in
> rebuilding (but that is a longer term issue). Having had to do this in
> the past, it will be better if you try to call this something
> different. The reason being is that if you keep the name then when a
> support ticket comes in from a user with Cygwin is it yours.. is it
> the one they downloaded from the main site.. is it a version in
> between?

You're misunderstanding my daily use of Cygwin. I'm not compiling anything,
not cygwin-related anyway.
I'm using it as a bridging gap between sane scripting abilities of dash/make
and insane requirements of compiling tools such as BRCC.
And since Vista+ doesn't have support for 16-bit subsystem, I need XP VM to
compile my projects.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 16:40:31

Sorry for my terrible english...

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