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Re: Deprecating OS support

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Deprecating OS support
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 20:42:34 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <psmith@gnu.org>
> Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:02:55 -0400
> With the upcoming release (4.4) I intend to announce that I'll be
> removing support for the following platforms in the next, post-4.4
> release:
>   - OS/2 (EMX)
>   - Amiga
>   - Native MS-DOS
> For the first two, I suspect that whatever support we currently have is
> broken and it's not really possible to build GNU make, even today, for
> those platforms.  I haven't received any input from anyone using those
> platforms in years and it's hard for me to believe that, with all the
> changes, everything still "just works".
> I'm less sure about native MS-DOS.  Maybe someone still uses this?

The DJGPP project has been routinely porting all versions of Make up
to and including 4.3.  For the latest announcement, see


> If anyone thinks that any of these should be preserved and I should not
> announce deprecation for them, let me know.

Juan (CC'ed) has been providing all the latest ports of Make, so I'll
let him answer these questions.

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