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Re: Update 'uname' emulation on MS-Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Update 'uname' emulation on MS-Windows
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:32:12 +0300

> From: Andy Wingo <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:03:46 +0200
> >> > Does the Mingw toolchain supply a suitable manifest automatically ?
> >> 
> >> No.  The manifest should be provided with Guile.
> >
> > Of course, singe Guile is mainly a library, any application that is
> > linked against libguile also needs such a manifest.
> Does the uname MinGW patch introduce a regression in any case that we
> care about?

No.  On the contrary: where before Guile would only report correct OS
version up to and including XP, it now reports correct values also for
Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  Versions beyond that require the
manifest, and otherwise will be reported as 8.0.

Also, the modern CPU types are now supported, including 64-bit ones,
which were not reported at all before.

> Is it a user-visible change?  If so an update to NEWS might be
> needed.

>From my POV, this is a bugfix: APIs that were reporting inaccurate
values now report more accurate ones.

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