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From "Oleg Khaschansky" <oleg.v.khaschan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] platform support
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 10:30:57 GMT
> The SWT FAQ mentions that the same issue, and recommends the
> following GDI+ redistributable from Microsoft:

Good, so GDI+ is not a problem!

On 8/9/06, Graeme Johnson <Graeme_Johnson@ca.ibm.com> wrote:
> "Oleg Khaschansky" <oleg.v.khaschansky@gmail.com> wrote on 08/09/2006
> 01:25:54 PM:
> > 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
>
> The SWT FAQ mentions that the same issue, and recommends the
> following GDI+ redistributable from Microsoft:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a63ab9c-df12-4d41-933c-be590feaa05a&DisplayLang=en
>
> A quick look at Microsoft's support site indicates that Windows
> 2000 will be in extended support until 2010, so it'll be around
> for some time yet.  So this is worth getting right.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&x=18&y=15&p1=3071
>
> IMO having a single distribution that works across OS versions
> and does the runtime-check to select platform specific code
> automatically would be easier for most users.  This approach also
> allows you to tune for performance by detecting and leveraging
> knowledge about the hardware (e.g. SMP vs UP optimizations).
>
> /Graeme
>
> Graeme Johnson
> J9 VM Team, IBM Canada
>

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