RFC: Cygwin 64 bit?

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jun 28 20:35:00 GMT 2011

On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 16:18 -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> With this, I agree -- mostly: if we go with Corinna's "combined package"
> approach, then cygport (or other build system tools) will need the
> ability to "repatch" and maybe even reautoconf between bitness
> builds...icky...

Combined packages aren't the right approach either.  What we need to do
is have one set of packaging sources which are used to build two
separate 32- and 64-bit packages.  cygport will of course need some
adjustments but it shouldn't bee

> Furthermore, on x64, there will only be one ncurses library and it will
> support the wide interface (in addition to the narrow one).  E.g.
> (64)ncurses will be a 64bit version of (32)ncursesw.

I think that makes sense in principle.


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