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From "Oleg Khaschansky" <oleg.v.khaschan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] platform support
Date Wed, 09 Aug 2006 17:25:54 GMT
Maybe [1] will give some additional info.
It is out of the context of DRLVM discussion, but awt uses GDI+
extensively. According to [1] GDI+ is not available on w2k.

[1] http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sdkintro/sdkintro/windows_xp.asp

On 8/9/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>
>
> Oleg Khaschansky wrote:
> >> The right way
> >> to do this would be to have different code bases and different
> >> distributions
> >> for W2K and WinXP.
> >
> > Having different codebases is far worse, this implies separate test
> > suites, increased complexity of the build system and other bad things.
> > It would be better to avoid this if possible.
>
> If you are going ot claim that you support a given platform, you better
> test on that platform.  I agree that separate codebases have problematic
> aspects (such as ensuring that bugs are fixed in all codebases for a
> given version).
>
> I'll argue again that will help this conversation is a techincal
> discussion about what in DRLVM is winXP specific, what the alternatives
> are, and what the costs are.
>
> Geir
>
>
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