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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New package: windows-default-manifest-6.3-1

On Jun 25 11:00, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> On 25/06/2014 10:12, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Hi folks,
> >
> >
> >I just uploaded windows-default-manifest-6.3-1.
> >
> >This new package contains nothing but a default application
> >compatibility manifest, which gets linked in by GCC by default, and
> >which is supposed to claim compatibility with the latest Windows
> >versions available at the time.
> >
> >Adding such a manifest got necessary due to a change in Windows 8.1.  On
> >earlier OS versions, applications without manifest were treated as
> >compatible with the current OS.  Starting with Windows 8.1, an
> >executable without manifest is treated as being compatible only with the
> >oldest supported OS version of the OS compatibility layer.
> >
> >That means, all applications without manifest are running in a Window
> >Vista compatibility layer on Windows 8.1.  This affects all Cygwin
> >executables to date.  By adding the default manifest to newly built
> >packages, we're slowly getting to run our executables with full OS
> >compatibility.
> Does this mean we should rebuilt all the application to
> make W8.1 happy ?
> Grrr ....

My reaction exactly, when I first read about this issue!

No, you don't have to rebuild your packages.  You can do that if you
like, but it's not pressing, so it's ok if the next packages will pick
this up.  Also, thanks to Microsoft we'll be behind every time a new
Windows version is released.  We can't just rebuild the entire distro
every time.

Did you read the comments in the 2nd link I sent with my announcement?
There are more unhappy devs...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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