Quick query about Windows versions

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Wed Apr 1 12:14:47 GMT 2020

Am 01.04.2020 um 11:36 schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> 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 :)
Unless your package would use w32api and explicitly detect the build 
system version to include more or less features depending on it...

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