Snapshot of Cygwin from Windows XP era

Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Tue Nov 16 09:28:54 GMT 2021

Follow up: there are now some of these historical cygwin releases and 
archives of the repos on

Last version to support Windows 9x/ME:

Last version to support Windows 2000:

Last version to support Windows XP:

Snapshot from 2021-10-25:


On 29/10/2021 00:37, Peter A. Castro wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 07:24:59PM +0100, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:
>> On 28/10/2021 17:14, Peter A. Castro wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 11:14:59AM +0100, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:
>>> Greetings, Hamish,
>>>> On 25/10/2021 17:37, Peter A. Castro wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 05:14:12PM +0100, Cygwin List wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>> I was wondering if there exists a snapshot of the Cygwin repos at a time
>>>>>> when Windows XP was still supported?
>>>>> Try the Cygwin Time Machine which has a continual collection of all
>>>>> Cygwin packages:
>>>>> There you can find info specifically about the last XP release.
>>>>> Hope that helps, and good luck!
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Hamish
>>>> Cheers, found this later, but good to have a mention in the archive :)
>>>> Could we link to the time machine from It's not very easy to
>>>> find as it is.
>>> Really?  Google "Cygwin Time Machine" and it's the very first link. :)
>>> But, if you want to suggest something on the Cygwin list, be my guest.
>> Well yes, but if you don't know that's what it's called...
> Ah... That is a valid point if one dives into Cygwin for the first time...
> Perhaps I could have choosen a more descriptive name?  Maybe "Cygwin
> Archive"?  But "Cygwin Archive" is a bit to broad and one could argue
> that the site is the (rightfully) current "archive" of
> Cygwin.  Wouldn't want to detract from that.
> Well, people also search, more commonly, for "The last version of
> Cygwin to support XP" and that takes you to a Stackoverflow article
> which also talks about the Cygwin Time Machine.
> So, eventually, all roads lead to Rome...err, I mean the "Time Machine" :)
>> Hamish
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