64-bit Cygwin packages (was RE: Is the Latest Release of Cygwin supported on Windows Server 8/2012)

Matt Seitz (matseitz) matseitz@cisco.com
Tue May 22 19:06:00 GMT 2012

> From: Cygwin-L On Behalf Of Warren Young
> I would say that the vast majority of the packages in the Cygwin
> distribution could not reasonably make use of 64-bit data spaces.
> However, one of your arguments in this thread cuts both ways: the fact
> that there are a few packages that reasonably can do so means you cannot
> say "we don't need it".

If someone wants a 64-bit version of a packages in the distribution, then how about they build a 64-bit version of the package and report the results?  That would give the distribution maintainers actual data about the costs and benefits.

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