nuke cygwin legacy?

Warren Young
Tue Feb 5 19:33:00 GMT 2013

On 2/5/2013 10:41, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Corinna +1'ed my suggestion that it was time to remove cygwin 1.5
> support so I'm wondering if anyone has any objections to removing
> 1.5 from

It seems to me that the sort of person who's still hanging onto a 
DOS-based version of Windows probably won't be watching this list, or to 
the home page.

I propose making the deprecation a two-stage affair:

1. Move Cygwin 1.5 somewhere else, so that it doesn't get included in 

2. Point everything referring to the old mirror system at the new 
location, presumably a different subtree on  Then you 
can rely on the FTP/HTTP logs to determine how often people actually 
install these packages.

There's a core assumption here, which is that download volumes have 
dropped enough that going back to a single download server is sane.  If 
it turns out that download volume is unexpectedly high, though, well, 
that's answer enough, isn't it?

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