EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Feb 12 12:22:00 GMT 2007

On Feb 12 07:09, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:02:22AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> According to Corinna Vinschen on 2/7/2007 3:17 AM:
> >> > 
> >> > Btw., it just occured to me that I'd rather get rid of the 9x stuff in
> >> > the 1.7.0 DLL entirely.  This would have visible advantages.
> >> [...]
> >Looks like there's nothing more to discuss, given the sparse number of
> >replies.  Which is definitely fine with me.  I'll start ripping out 9x
> >support in the next couple of days.
> Has this subject been sent to the main mailing list?  I don't think we
> have a representative cross sampling here.
> I'm not against removing support but I'd like to know how many people
> we're going to hear from.

Sure enough only 5% of the list subscribers read the latest
announcements carefully or bothered to visit the cygwin HP.  But I'm
wondering if we really need to ask the main list, given that we will
stop support for 9x anyway.

And, if we do as suggested, we can split out a distro for 9x based on
1.5.24, so the 9x users aren't entirely left alone.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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