[PATCH setup] Show a MessageBox warning if running on a deprecated Windows version

Adam Dinwoodie adam@dinwoodie.org
Fri Jan 14 10:54:56 GMT 2022

On Fri, 14 Jan 2022 at 09:05, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jan 13 15:13, Jon Turney wrote:
> > Show a MessageBox warning if we are running on a Windows version which
> > we have deprecated Cygwin support for:
> >
> > - Windows 6.0 (Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008)
> > - 32-bit Windows
> >
> > This warning can be disabled with '--allow-unsupported-windows'.
> > ---
> >
> > Notes:
> >     Not sure if this is needed, or maybe this is just annoying to the ~3% of
> >     users who are running effected OSes.  But maybe we want to annoy them
> >     into doing something about it?
> Question is, how often should setup show this message?  Every time might
> really be a bit annoying.  Some kind of "I saw it, now leave me alone,
> at least for a while" kind of function would be great.

Eh. The installer tries to add icons to my desktop every time I run it
unless I provide a command-line argument every time. This behaviour
seems no more or less annoying to me, and I think having users see
that warning is much more important than adding a desktop icon.

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