Default mingw _WIN32_WINNT

Chris Wagner wagnerc@plebeian.com
Mon May 11 14:55:01 GMT 2020


On 2020-05-05 5:05 am, Rainer Emrich wrote:
> Hi Corinna,
> 
> Am 05.05.2020 um 10:54 schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
>> Therefore it might be a good idea to bump the default for these
>> Cygwin-related headers to at least 0x0600.
>> 
>> Setting them to 0x0602 sounds like a good idea, but as long as we 
>> didn't
>> drop Vista or W7 support it might be premature.
>> 
>> Btw., checking Cygwin sources for Vista and W7-specific code, it 
>> turned
>> out that actually very few lines of code handle Vista or W7-specific
>> workarounds.  The advantage of removing the code is pretty minor, so I
>> didn't push the changes.  While it's a bad idea to keep Vista and W7
>> running (at least attached to the internet), we can support them a 
>> while
>> longer.
> I would expect support for Windows 7 as long as the Micsrosoft ESU
> program is active.


I would just like to chime in that it would be a crying shame if Cygwin 
were to ever drop support for Windows 7.  There are many people, myself 
one, who are dead set against Windows 10.


Thanks.



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