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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Cygwin 2.6.0-1

On 31 August 2016 at 12:28, Nirgendsdorf <> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:58:45 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> I uploaded a new Cygwin release 2.6.0-1.
>> Please note that this release won't work on Windows XP and Windows
>> Server 2003 or 2003 R2.  At least Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
>> are required.
> Well, there goes XP as another software project on which I depend withdraws
> support. It’s not that I can’t afford to "upgrade"-- I can get a
> reconditioned box with Windows 7 on it for around $200 or less. It's that I
> am too old and tired to install the applications and utilities I would want,
> find replacements for my old favorites that would not run on the new box,
> and then tweak everything the way I would want it to run. Worse yet, I would
> probably want to install Linux...and build it from scratch. Nope, far too
> old and tired for any of that, especially for learning my way around the new
> stuff.

As the 84 year old guy who helps my 70 year old dad do Linux installs
and Cygwin fixes on systems keeps telling me: you are never too old...
it just takes a bit longer to get the circuits going.

>> Thanks,
>> Corinna
> Thank you, Corinna, for helping to keep Cygwin going. I found it when it was
> ver. b17 because I was looking for a way to run Joseph Allen's editor (joe)
> on Windows and keep all the nice POSIX features. It's been quite a ride ever
> since. I'll probably be around for a little while yet, long as I can build
> stuff for the old Cygwin without too much trouble. Goodness help me, though,
> if I ever get to the point where I find myself sitting in a wheelchair,
> staring at a wall.
> Cheers,
> Jeff
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