Add support for Windows 8, first step
Wed Oct 12 08:27:00 GMT 2011
First of all, we need a copyright assignment from you before we can
accept non-trivial patches to Cygwin, see http://cygwin.com/contrib.html,
the "Before you get started" section.
On Oct 11 22:38, Teemu NÃ¤tkinniemi wrote:
> 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
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
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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