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Re: Maintainers please weigh in on 64-bit Cygwin
On 17 March 2013 16:36, NightStrike wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>> On 17 March 2013 13:45, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> You certainly could but that would mean that you'd be releasing untested
>>> software for 64-bit. Is that something that we want to endorse or should
>>> we have some way of validating this.
>> This brings up an interesting point, in that I don't have access to a
>> 64-bit machine to validate any packages I maintain. Would running a
>> 64-bit version of Windows in VM (i.e. virtualbox) be acceptable?
>> Having a cross-compiler would be a definite plus because I've found
>> VMs to be incredibly slow, so it would be fine for validating but I
>> wouldn't want to compile in a VM.
> If you don't actually have a 64-bit machine, then a VM will not help.
> You can't virtualize a 64-bit guest on a 32-bit host with either
> VMWare, VirtualBox, or VirtualPC.
Not all machines support it, thankfully my laptop does as I have done
it in the past to test apps I have created under 64-bit.