Quick query about Windows versions

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Apr 1 09:36:08 GMT 2020

On Mar 31 18:58, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> On 31/03/2020 17:24, ASSI wrote:
> > Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty via Cygwin-apps writes:
> >> Just thought I should ask: is there a perferred version of Windows to
> >> build packages on, or does it not matter?
> > Whatever supported version of Windows you use, I'd say.
> >
> >> I currently build on Windows 7, following the tradition of building on
> >> the oldest supported platform, but I have no idea if this is needed with
> >> Cygwin.
> > No Windows 7 system should still have the ability to connect to the
> > internet… so no, I don't think you should even try to build there.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Achim.
> Yep, that's why I asked. I'll upgrade the VM to Windows 10 then, if it
> makes no difference to Cygwin.

None at all.  Right now we still support all versions since Windows
Vista, so any breakage building stuff on these systems is the fault
of the Cygwin core.  Other than that, Achim is right, of course :)


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
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