64-bit Cygwin: OpenGL and piping

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Tue Jul 30 14:30:00 GMT 2013

On 30/07/2013 12:02, l.wood@surrey.ac.uk wrote:
> We're experiencing problems with the new 64-bit Cygwin with Geomview
> (http://www.geomview.org). OpenGL doesn't appear to function.

per the announce mail [1], GLX support is disabled on cygwin64 as it crashes.

It will be turned on once we work out how to stop it doing that :)

> Piping communication from third-party applications fails - though both
> opengl and piping work fine in 32-bit Cygwin and on other 32- and 64-bit
> platforms.

Can you give a simple example of this failure, please?

> It would be helpful to indicate on www.cygwin.com that 64-bit is very new,
> and 32-bit can be regarded as stable...

[1] http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree-announce/2013-06/msg00001.html

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