Cygwin-3 and the Bleeding Edge
- Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 06:05:52 -0600
- From: "KARL BOTTS" <kdbotts@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Cygwin-3 and the Bleeding Edge
Are cygwin packages being pushed to mirrors still compatible with
cygwin-2.11.2, now that cygwin-3 has entered the release pipeline?
I have several machines set up with cygwin. (It is a pretty minimal subset:
no X, no apache, no big database servers, etc: just basic command line tools.)
I try to keep the machines exactly in sync. I generally update cygwin once
or twice a year, and sync all the machines to the same version of cygwin at
about the same time. I have been doing this for many years, and have a
procedure that works well for me. (Roughly, I use cygwin-setup to update one
machine, test and burn it in for a few days, and then clone it to the other
machines by other means.)
I try to avoid the "bleeding edge". I follow the cygwin mailing list, and try
_not_ to take a new major version of base cygwin until it settles down, in
terms of mailing list traffic. Right now, it feels to me like I should wait
awhile before moving to cygwin-3.
But now and then I need to upgrade a specific package outside of my full
cygwin update cycle. E.g., right now I would like to upgrade just git.
So: Assume for the moment that the latest git package release on the mirrors,
has been built against cygwin-3 base. Am I reasonably safe to assume it will
still work with cygwin-2.11.2? Does this generalize to all, or at least most,
Thank you all for your advice.
Karl Botts, kdbotts@xxxxxxx
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