EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Mon Feb 12 13:26:00 GMT 2007

On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Feb  7 06:05, Eric Blake 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.
> > >
> > > You're all convinced, right?
> >
> > Fine by me - one of the reasons that I was able to convince my wife
> > last fall that it was time to replace my 8-year-old 266MHz win98
> > machine with a brand-new dual-core 2.6GHz WinXP machine was this very
> > thread, and telling her that win98 is no longer supported by
> > Microsoft.  Which means I no longer test any of my packages on win98,
> > and am no longer sure that all my coreutils tweaks work in spite of
> > win98's limitations.
> I have still a win98 virtual machine.  I don't have any copy of 95 and
> only a hardware-locked version of Me for which the hardware isn't
> available anymore.
> 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.
> Corinna

The only thing is that there *are* people using Cygwin on Win9x now.  So
can the (last release in the) 1.5 series be made available as cygwin-9x or
something?  That way, people who want to install Cygwin on 9x have a
version to use (even if unsupported).

That said, I don't much care about Win9x support in the newer versions of
Cygwin.  Although a lot of that code handles FAT filesystems, which we'll
still need.
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