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Re: Update 'uname' emulation on MS-Windows

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: Update 'uname' emulation on MS-Windows
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:04:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

On Sun 24 Jul 2016 16:32, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.

Thanks for the info, and the patches of course :)


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