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

On 2015-08-26 06:56, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 26 August 2015 at 07:42, Andrey Repin <> wrote:
>> 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.
> Ah ok. If it is just a one man operation then an archive of the trees
> at a certain time are all that is needed. If you have a large Windows
> XP environment you are rolling out something to then you need to make
> sure you can compile and deal with the 'forked' version... which I am
> guessing that some segment of XP admins have to do.

Is there a document somewhere that can describe this process of making a
mirror?  I have two XP machines that I won't be able to upgrade and I
just want to make sure I can reinstall Cygwin packages if needed.

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