Cygwin x86 end-of-life

Jon Turney
Fri Nov 11 16:16:28 GMT 2022

On 11/11/2022 15:50, Jon Turney wrote:
> As has previously been announced, Cygwin is dropping support for x86 
> Windows. Cygwin 3.3.6 is the final version supporting x86 (32-bit) 
> Windows, and the forthcoming Cygwin 3.4 will be released for x86_64 only.
> Concurrent with that, updates to x86 packages will be stopped, and the 
> Cygwin x86 package repository will be archived.

I plan to pause package uploads this coming Monday (2022-11-14), before 
starting the re-organization of the package repository to make this archive.

When package updates resume (I don't have an ETA, but I expect it will 
take a few days to attend to all the details), attempts to upload x86 
packages will be rejected with an error.

> (Instructions on the special steps needed to install from that archive 
> will be forthcoming, once we've worked out what they are.)
> If you're using x86 Cygwin under WOW64 on a 64-bit Windows OS, please 
> strongly consider moving to an x86_64 Cygwin installation.
> (If you have ARM hardware, we believe that x86_64 Cygwin works correctly 
> using the x86_64 emulation in Windows 11)
> If you're one of the tiny percentage of Cygwin users using x86 Cygwin on 
> a real x86 Windows OS, don't panic! The current installation will 
> continue to run on your system. You just won't get any more updates.

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