On 5/17/2024 11:21 AM, Cedric Blancher via Cygwin wrote:
On Fri, 17 May 2024 at 16:50, Brian Inglis via Cygwin <cygwin@cygwin.com> wrote:

On 2024-05-17 01:48, Cedric Blancher via Cygwin wrote:
Is there a technical reason why 32bit Cygwin cannot be installed on
64bit Windows? We like to create a CI build pipeline, and want to
create binaries for 32bit and 64bit Cygwin on the same machine, but
setup.exe for 32bir Cygwin refuses to install

Practical reason is 32 bit usage < 1%

I would agree for commercial, well-funded enterprises. The situation
is much different for funding-starved education, i.e. schools and
universities, where Win10 32bit is squatting cheap computers in the
*millions*. For example the schools in Paris alone have 22000 active
Win10 32bit licenses in 2022 (last time this was counted).

and Cygwin is all volunteer, with
professionally and/or personally busy developers lacking time to do more.
You are on your own with 32 bit dropped,

Does Cygwin 3.6 still compile on 32bit?

AFAIK, yes, though most folks don't compile it themselves.
I just download things.

so ask questions on forums like SO.

What is SO?


Cheers - Eliot Moss

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