Add support for Windows 8, first step

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Oct 12 08:27:00 GMT 2011

Hi Teemu,

First of all, we need a copyright assignment from you before we can
accept non-trivial patches to Cygwin, see,
the "Before you get started" section.

On Oct 11 22:38, Teemu Nätkinniemi wrote:
> Hello!
> Here's a small patch that enables Cygwin to run on Windows 8 (tested
> on x64 build 8102, the Windows Developer Preview). Windows 8 does
> not seem to support FAST_CWD or the current implementation of
> FAST_CWD is not compatible with Windows 8 so it is disabled at the
> moment.

Windows 8 will very likely support the FAST_CWD stuff, the problem is
just to find out how to find the global pointer pointing to the current
FAST_CWD structure, and then, if the FAST_CWD structure changed.

Having this annoying message at startup was intentional, so that we
know that there's some work to do yet.  However, personally I don't plan
to look into W8 so soon.  Stuff like that is bound to change this early
in the release game anyway.

Therefore I don't want to disable this message.  If you're interested
to get rid of it, it would be most helpful trying to track down how to
find the global FAST_CWD pointer in W8.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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