WinXP is dead [WAS: 2.6.x: broken compatibility with Wine],
Thu Nov 10 15:06:00 GMT 2016
On Nov 10 15:19, Andrey Gursky wrote:
> > On Nov 10 04:21, Andrey Gursky wrote:
> > > On 11/9/2016 7:59 AM, Andrey Gursky wrote:
> > > > > P.S. Was it not too early to remove WinXP support? Though it is
> > > > > officially not supported anymore, there are still PCs running WinXP
> > > > > [...]
> > > >
> > > > This has been answered. The problem with supporting XP into infinitude
> > > > is that every application would need to agree to do the same.
> > > > [...]
> > > [...]
> > Ending XP support was announced last year and only a year later we
> > actually dropped it. So we don't support Windows XP anymore, but we
> > *would* support Wine. However, the problem here is not on the Cygwin
> > side.
> > It seems Cygwin under Wine was not tested outside of XP compatibility
> > mode, or Wine doesn't support certain post-XP functions albeit claiming
> > Vista caompatibility. Cygwin doesn't require any functionality which
> > isn't available in Vista.
> sorry, I missed that early announce. Is there any link?
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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