Crash with new gc on Cygwin
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue May 18 01:48:41 EDT 2010
Marcus Crestani writes:
> SJT> Are these due to XEmacs changes, or due to Cygwin changes? If
> SJT> the latter, we really ought to try to detect them in
> SJT> configure.
> These are due to Cygwin changes. There is not much to detect,
Of course there is. Not everybody will be willing to upgrade their
Cygwin installation just because XEmacs decides to use a technology
that doesn't work properly on older installations to conform to newer
Cygwin versions. If we can detect that via something as simple as a
Cygwin version check, which I bet will work in 99% of current user
installations, we should do that.
> The current default for Cygwin in configure is to use the
> Windows-style barrier, if I get a positive report from Mats I'll
> change that default to the POSIX barrier.
We should default to the right barrier for the user's system, perhaps
with a warning.
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