On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 08:18:53PM -0500, Mark Levedahl wrote:

> On 11/13/2012 03:45 PM, Torsten Bögershausen wrote:
> >>* ml/cygwin-mingw-headers (2012-11-12) 1 commit
> >>  - Update cygwin.c for new mingw-64 win32 api headers
> >>
> >>  Make git work on newer cygwin.
> >>
> >>  Will merge to 'next'.
> >(Sorry for late answer, I managed to test the original patch minutes before 
> >Peff merged it to pu)
> >(And thanks for maintaining git)
> >
> >Is everybody using cygwin happy with this?
> >
> >I managed to compile on a fresh installed cygwin,
> >but failed to compile under 1.7.7, see below.
> >Is there a way we can achieve to compile git both under "old" and "new" 
> >cygwin 1.7 ?
> >Or is this not worth the effort?
> >
> I found no version info defined that could be used to automatically
> switch between the old and current headers. You can always
>     make V15_MINGW_HEADERS=1 ...
> to force using the old set if you do not wish to update your installation.

Should we keep the code change, then, but not flip the default (i.e.,
make people on the newer version opt into it)? I am not clear on how
common the newer include system is. Of course, auto-detecting would be
the ideal.

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