isn't or hasn't 32 bit support going or gone away?

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Nov 10 10:18:00 GMT 2016

On Nov 10 02:55, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2016-11-10 02:16, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Nov  9 13:53, L. A. Walsh wrote:
> > > I thought I remember an announcement about 32-bit support
> > > going away in cygwin and that cygwin would only be built for
> > > 64-bit?  Am I imagining this or was this reversed?
> > 
> > We only (kind of) joked about it.
> MS will release that fix in an upcoming Anniversary Update, if
> the 32 bit MS Office Education and Enterprise licence revenue
> ever dwindles, and Insider devs' systems tell MS they don't do
> 32 bit builds.

Good thing MS doesn't collect user data...

> Cygwin won't have to worry about it, as they won't have a WoW
> to work on any more ;^>

I heard there are still lots of real 32 bit Vista/W7/W8.1/W10 systems
running, but I wonder what's the point.  I won't actively pursue
dropping 32 bit, albeit getting rid of 32 bit would be a bit of a relief
in terms of ugly `#ifdef' handling in the code.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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