EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Mon Jul 24 17:18:00 GMT 2006

On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 06:05:47PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 24 July 2006 17:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> Now that Microsoft has finally dropped support for Windows 98 and Me,
>> we're going to drop 9x support as well.
>> What we're planning to do is this:
>> The complete net distribution gets copied to a new place.  This new
>> place is the distro kept for people running 9x.  There is no further
>> development in this distribution.  Maintainers may decide whether or not
>> they apply fixes to the packages in the 9x distro, or keep it up to date
>> at all.
>> The "normal" net distribution will continue to be the normal distro.  It
>> might work on 9x, but there's no guarantee at all that it will continue
>> to do so.
>> The setup tool (hello setup developers?) should either be split into two
>> versions, one for 9x, one for NT.  Or the setup tool should choose the
>> download path depending on the OS it's running on.  Or something
>> completely different.
>> Comments?  Ideas?
>It might also be a reasonable idea to fork a win9x bugfixes branch off
>current CVS, if there's the least likelihood that anyone will want to
>fix the occasional bug in the 9x version of the dll.

We'll certainly cvs tag the point prior to any known 9x breakage so this
should be possible.


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