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Re: Future of 32-bit distro




On 2018-01-12 11:11, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On 2018-01-12 03:13, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Jan 11 22:52, Denis Excoffier wrote:
>>> The full list contains 8006 lines, i have the complete Cygwin 32bit installation
>>
>> The bottom line of this is, and it has been said before and I can't
>> stress this enough, we can't support this scenario at all, for the
>> simple fact that we have more DLLs than fit into the 32 bit address
>> space.  It's not much of a problem on 64 bit, but on 32 bit it's just
>> not feasible anymore.
>>
>> Ultimately, You should (must) not install all of Cygwin on 32 bit, only
>> the set of stuff you need on top of the base category.  Or install 64
>> bit Cygwin.
> 
> If it is not possible for the entire 32-bit distribution to function as
> a whole, is it time to reconsider how much we provide for 32-bit?  And
> when can we just drop 32-bit entirely?

When the 32 bit toolchain is available under x86_64 for cross builds and
testing, and Windows X EoLs 32 bit? It could take a long while for US and other
governments and orgs to upgrade all hardware to support 64 bit desktops.

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Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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