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bug#10398: [PATCH] Use real vfork under Cygwin: it's fine these days

From: Ken Brown
Subject: bug#10398: [PATCH] Use real vfork under Cygwin: it's fine these days
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:37:26 -0400
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On 4/11/2012 1:48 PM, Drew Adams wrote:
I think it's a good change.  And I don't think we should make
an effort to support Cygwin versions earlier than 1.7.
Cygwin 1.5 is no longer supported by Cygwin, so I don't see
a reason for emacs to try to support it.  I suspect there
have been many emacs changes that are not compatible with
Cygwin 1.5.

Dunno what is meant here by "support Cygwin", but FWIW (probably not much) I
still use Cygwin 1.5.  I do so because it seems to work OK for my use cases and
because I have come across lots of problems reported here and there wrt later
versions (and Emacs).

(Yes, I know, you can find whatever problems you want on the Internet, real or
wrong.  Still, why upgrade if I don't need to?)

I do not run Emacs inside Cygwin, but I use Cygwin's `grep' and other commands
from Emacs, and I use Cygwin's bash shell interactively.

The change we're talking about here won't affect you. It's only relevant to people working in Cygwin and building the Emacs trunk (for use within Cygwin).


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