Is there a technical reason why 32bit Cygwin cannot be installed on
64bit Windows? has the following...

=A note about 32-bit Cygwin

=The limited address space of 32-bit Windows means that random failures =in the fork(2) system call are more likely. Therefore, we recommend =using 32-bit Cygwin only in limited scenarios, with only a minimum of =necessary packages installed, and only if there's no way to run 64-bit =Cygwin instead.

FWIW Although this wording seems to indicate Cygwin is still supported on 32-bit Windows, just discouraged, no Cygwin DLL since 3.3.6 has been released for 32-bit Windows. Features of later Cygwin DLLs are unlikely to be backported. I look forward (not) to future discussions about what merits a backport or updated release and who should be doing it.


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