RFC: Cygwin 64 bit?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Jun 29 12:49:00 GMT 2011


On Jun 29 04:11, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 09:31 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > 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.
> 
> Alright, having not ever seen them, how many other Cygwin libraries do
> those packages use besides Cygwin itself?  Base?  X11?  GTK?  Qt?  It's
> hard to solve a problem without knowing its scope.

I don't know.  We don't look how exactly a buyout customer uses the
Cygwin DLL.  It was only an example anyway.  I just think that there
shouldn't be any technical problems to mix 32 and 64 bit freely,
just as it works on Linux or, FWIW, Windows.


Corinna

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