xlaunch small glitch

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Sat Feb 28 22:25:00 GMT 2015

From: Corinna Vinschen
> Just for your information:  This change from WOW64 to WOW in the uname
> sysname output was forced on us to account for the excessive version bump in
> Windows 10.
> Rather than bumping the kernel version to 6.4, which would have been the right
> thing to do, the marketing guys at Microsoft had the brilliant idea that the kernel
> version should finally be the same version as the marketing name of the OS.  And
> since they were wailing so much, the developers caved in and made the bump.
> So now we would have the sysname
>   CYGWIN_NT-10.0-WOW64
> which has 20 characters, plus a trailing \0.  The sysname char array has a length
> of 20 characters, which is hard to change if we want to maintain backward
> compatibility with existing tools like uname.
> Therefore I shortened "WOW64" to "WOW".  I would have loved to change
> "CYGWIN_NT" to "CYGWIN" instead, but there are more scripts out in the wild
> explicitely testing for this, than testing for "WOW64".  I didn't even know one of
> our own scripts is checking that.

How about a change to something like CYGWIN_NT-W32-10.0 and CYGWIN_NT-W64-10.0 instead?

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