On 2024-05-19 09:38, Jon Turney via Cygwin wrote:
On 19/05/2024 00:17, Mark Geisert via Cygwin wrote:
FWIW Although this wording seems to indicate Cygwin is still supported on 32-bit Windows, just discouraged.

This seems like a willfully context-blind reading.

The table above lists Windows versions for which support has been discontinued, which includes "All 32-bit".

Further, https://cygwin.com/ plainly states "The Cygwin DLL currently works with all recent, commercially released x86_64 versions of Windows ...", which seems pretty unambiguous.

Suggestions on how to improve this obviously welcomed. (but I'm not a big fan of "put fact A in place X as well as place Y, so people who ignored it in place Y because it didn't fit there priors can continue to ignore it in place X as well.")

Best practice for any communication is:

Tell them what you are going to tell them,
Tell them what you want them to know,
Tell them what you told them.
        -- Aristotelian Triptych

That is presumably triply true for unwelcome news!

"The human brain evidently operates on some variation of the famous principle enunciated in 'The Hunting of the Snark': 'What I tell you three times is true.'"
        -- Norbert Weiner, "Cybernetics"

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

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mais lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à retirer     but when there is no more to cut
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