Fri Aug 5 14:15:00 GMT 2016
On 5. 8. 2016 13:24, Franz Fehringer wrote:
> Dear Cygwin community,
> As i understand Cygwin will soon no longer support Windows XP resp.
> 2003. This means that only Windows versions with native symbolic link
> functionality will be supported after that. Would it be possible to use
> only native symbolic links throughout esp. during setup.exe?
Short answer: No.
There are limitations to NTFS symlinks, other than OS support, that make them incompatible with POSIX symlinks. See <https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#pathnames-symlinks> and <https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/wiki/Symbolic-Links> for more information.
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