EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Mon Feb 12 15:08:00 GMT 2007


On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Feb 12 09:44, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> >
> > > Would anybody consider modifying  setup to refuse (or warn against)
> > > downloading an incompatible cygwin.dll on WinX machines?
> >
> > That would require modifying the setup.ini format to reflect the expected
> > target OS -- unless you're thinking about special-casing just the "cygwin"
> > package.
>
> We're talking about splitting off a separate 9x distro tree which sticks
> to using 1.5.x.  No changes to setup.ini necessary.

Right, that makes sense, as cygwin is not forward-compatible.  So the
packages will need to be either frozen or built against both the 9x branch
and the main trunk.  So you're thinking about 2 sets of mirrors...  But
then each set will need some way of identifying the OS it's targeting
(because people may have stale custom mirror URLs in their setup, and then
setup would have no way of warning them that they are about to install the
wrong Cygwin version).
	Igor
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