Win 2000

Earnie Boyd
Fri Oct 15 07:10:00 GMT 1999

This is not a "cygwin" developer issue.  Please remove the cygwin-developers
address when responding.  Rule of thumb if you are not involved with developing
cygwin then you probably shouldn't be posting to cygwin-developers.  If you are
helping with developing cygwin then the only posts to the cygwin-developers
list should be questions and patches concerning the cygwin source code.


--- wrote:
> In a message dated 10/14/99 9:50:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> writes:
> > How I would detect the OS variable WINVER to be
> >  related to Win2000 (NT5.0)
> Yes, at least in beta 3, it identifies itself as nt5.  The only place I know 
> where the gcc compiler distribution checks Windows versions is in libU77, 
> where NT5 is treated the same as NT4.  AFAIK cygwin also treats NT5 the same 
> as NT4 but it doesn't exhibit all the NT4 bugs when running under W2K.  It 
> beats me how you could make a program more portable by distinguishing between
> them.
> Tim
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