[PATCH] Cygwin: Make native clipboard layout same for 32- and 64-bit

Mark Geisert mark@maxrnd.com
Sat Oct 23 21:53:35 GMT 2021

Ken Brown wrote:
> On 10/23/2021 1:35 AM, Mark Geisert wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> Just to close this up prior to the 3.3.0 release...
>>> Given we never actually strived for 32<->64 bit interoperability, it's
>>> hard to argue why this should be different for the clipboard stuff.
>>> Running 32 and 64 bit Cygwin versions in parallel doesn't actually make
>>> much sense for most people anyway, unless they explicitely develop for
>>> 32 and 64 bit systems under Cygwin.  From a productivity point of view
>>> there's no good reason to run more than one arch.
>>> So I agree with Ken here.  It's probably not worth the trouble.
>> Sorry, I've been sidetracked for a bit.  I can agree with Ken too.  The only 
>> circumstance I could think of where multiple internal format support might be 
>> useful (to non-developers) was some user hanging on to an older Cygwin because 
>> it was needed to support something else (s/w or h/w) old and non-upgradeable. 
>> Doesn't seem very likely at this point.
>> I'll try to get the v2 patch out over this weekend.  Same end-result for same 
>> environments as the v1 patch, but incorporating all the comments I received.
> I think Corinna was saying that the whole idea of making the 32-bit and 64-bit 
> clipboards interoperable is not worth the trouble.

Oh, I didn't read it that way.  But that works for me too.  Color it dropped :-).


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