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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New package: windows-default-manifest-6.4-1

On Oct 25 17:33, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > This 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.
> I'm sorry, can you please remind me:  Is there anything I have to do to
> include the new manifest?  Or is it enough just to rebuild the executable
> once this package is installed?

Just rebuilding is sufficient.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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