EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Feb 12 15:25:00 GMT 2007

On Feb 12 10:08, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Feb 12 09:44, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > > On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> > >
> > > > Would anybody consider modifying  setup to refuse (or warn against)
> > > > downloading an incompatible cygwin.dll on WinX machines?
> > >
> > > That would require modifying the setup.ini format to reflect the expected
> > > target OS -- unless you're thinking about special-casing just the "cygwin"
> > > package.
> >
> > We're talking about splitting off a separate 9x distro tree which sticks
> > to using 1.5.x.  No changes to setup.ini necessary.
> Right, that makes sense, as cygwin is not forward-compatible.  So the
> packages will need to be either frozen or built against both the 9x branch
> and the main trunk.  So you're thinking about 2 sets of mirrors...  But
> then each set will need some way of identifying the OS it's targeting
> (because people may have stale custom mirror URLs in their setup, and then
> setup would have no way of warning them that they are about to install the
> wrong Cygwin version).

http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2007-02/msg00018.html ?

The 9x mirror gets setup-9x.exe, the normal mirror gets setup.exe.
The first refuses to work on NT, the second refuses to work on 9x.
I don't see any reason to make this matter more complicated.


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