Quick query about Windows versions
Wed Apr 1 17:29:50 GMT 2020
On Apr 1 14:14, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> Am 01.04.2020 um 11:36 schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> > On Mar 31 18:58, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> > > On 31/03/2020 17:24, ASSI wrote:
> > > > Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty via Cygwin-apps writes:
> > > > > Just thought I should ask: is there a perferred version of Windows to
> > > > > build packages on, or does it not matter?
> > > > Whatever supported version of Windows you use, I'd say.
> > > >
> > > > > I currently build on Windows 7, following the tradition of building on
> > > > > the oldest supported platform, but I have no idea if this is needed with
> > > > > Cygwin.
> > > > No Windows 7 system should still have the ability to connect to the
> > > > internet… so no, I don't think you should even try to build there.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Achim.
> > > Yep, that's why I asked. I'll upgrade the VM to Windows 10 then, if it
> > > makes no difference to Cygwin.
> > None at all. Right now we still support all versions since Windows
> > Vista, so any breakage building stuff on these systems is the fault
> > of the Cygwin core. Other than that, Achim is right, of course :)
> Unless your package would use w32api and explicitly detect the build system
> version to include more or less features depending on it...
You have a point there.
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