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Re: MSYS2 Dropping 32-bit support


I am working on a MSVC build chain slowly amongst my ADHD heh.
Though I'm focusing on Win64 builds, Win32 would be trivial. It's just a
measure of how much is it worth it. Microsoft has instituted a complete ban
on 32-bit sales of new PCs a few months ago on their end so wiin32 is
slowly moving towards life support status.

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 11:31 PM Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 7:31 PM Mark Roszko <mark.roszko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Ah right, as it stands, the only way to use a new install of msys2 32-bit
>> now is to patch it on startup because the repo keys changed but they no
>> longer update the 32-bit base package
>> See: https://www.msys2.org/news/#2020-06-29-new-packagers
>> But the package versions available on 32-bit are going to begin to
>> diverge from the 64-bit builds
>> There may need to be a decision made about continued 32-bit support for
>> KiCad Windows.
> Unless we push the Windows builds over to Visual Studio, this announcement
> makes our decision for us.  V6 makes a natural transition point for us,
> support-wise as well.
> -Seth
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