RFC: Cygwin 64 bit?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Jun 29 07:32:00 GMT 2011

On Jun 28 15:44, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 22:16 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Also, I don't see a reason to disallow running non-distro 32 bit Cygwin
> > apps on a 64 bit system.  Why does Linux allow it?  Why should this be
> > a non-issue for Cygwin?
> Where are they in the first place?  On Linux, there are many binary-only
> packages available on the web, most of which are 32-bit only.  I have
> yet to see a single one of those for Cygwin.  Who provides binary
> packages for Cygwin except for a few of us maintainers with external
> repos, which could just as well support both (Ports certainly would) or
> even be part of the distro itself if we changed how the distro was
> managed.

Customers of the Cygwin buyout license, for instance.


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