EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Jul 24 17:24:00 GMT 2006

On Jul 24 18:05, 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.

Yep, right.  I forgot to mention this.  I have serious doubts, but a
dead branch is better than no branch.


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