EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Feb 12 12:09:00 GMT 2007

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:02:22AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Feb  7 06:05, Eric Blake wrote:
>> According to Corinna Vinschen on 2/7/2007 3:17 AM:
>> > 
>> > Btw., it just occured to me that I'd rather get rid of the 9x stuff in
>> > the 1.7.0 DLL entirely.  This would have visible advantages.
>> > 
>> > 
>> > You're all convinced, right?
>> Fine by me - one of the reasons that I was able to convince my wife last
>> fall that it was time to replace my 8-year-old 266MHz win98 machine with a
>> brand-new dual-core 2.6GHz WinXP machine was this very thread, and telling
>> her that win98 is no longer supported by Microsoft.  Which means I no
>> longer test any of my packages on win98, and am no longer sure that all my
>> coreutils tweaks work in spite of win98's limitations.
>I have still a win98 virtual machine.  I don't have any copy of 95 and
>only a hardware-locked version of Me for which the hardware isn't
>available anymore.
>Looks like there's nothing more to discuss, given the sparse number of
>replies.  Which is definitely fine with me.  I'll start ripping out 9x
>support in the next couple of days.

Has this subject been sent to the main mailing list?  I don't think we
have a representative cross sampling here.

I'm not against removing support but I'd like to know how many people
we're going to hear from.


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