Ariel Millennium Thornton arielmt@thornton2.com
Tue Jul 12 08:11:00 GMT 2011

On Sun, Jul 03, 2011 at 01:53:07PM +0100, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 01/04/2011 07:07, Andy Koppe wrote:
> > On 31 March 2011 21:34, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> Is anybody here still using Cygwin on Windows NT4 on a daily basis?  I'm
> >> asking because we're planning to drop NT4 support entirely and I would
> >> like to know if there are lots of people who would be very sad if that
> >> happens.
> > 
> > FWIW, NT4 support in mintty has been broken since version 0.6.1 a year
> > ago, and nobody reported it until Corinna stumbled across it in NT4
> > testing a few days ago.
> fwiw, I thought that I might have broken XWin on NT4 recently.
> On checking, I discovered that XWin has been broken on NT4 without anyone
> complaining since at least 1.6.3-1, released 2009-09-06. The
> VerSetConditionMask() API we use to check we aren't running on Windows 2000
> isn't available on NT4. :-). Also it looks like multiwindow mode has probably
> not worked correctly for longer.
> > Microsoft stopped supporting NT4 in 2004.
That would explain why I've never been able to get much of anything modern 
running on my NT4 system.  This news sucks because it's the fastest-booting 
Windows system I have, despite running on a P2 with speed and RAM laughable 
by today's standards.  I never complained because I never bothered to check 
what exactly was breaking.


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