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From "Alexei Zakharov" <alexei.zakha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] new snapshots up early morning... is the win2k problem gone?
Date Wed, 09 Aug 2006 12:13:25 GMT
I maintain two installations of win2k sp4 - at home and at my
mother-in-law's home. And I run Harmony classlib + j9 periodically on
the one of it.

Regards,

2006/8/8, Alexey Petrenko <alexey.a.petrenko@gmail.com>:
> 2006/8/8, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com>:
> >
> >
> > Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> > > 2006/8/8, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com>:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> > >> > 2006/8/8, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com>:
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> > >> >> > 2006/8/8, Paulex Yang <paulex.yang@gmail.com>:
> > >> >>
> > >> >> >> hmm...of course we can get a workaround for now by providing
> > >> separate
> > >> >> >> build for win2k. But I think it would be nice if we can
have a
> > >> common
> > >> >> >> win32 release(at least because RI has), it's just a little
weird
> > >> if we
> > >> >> >> don't...
> > >> >> > Anyway we should limit number of supported old Windows versions.
> > >> >> > Because Win9x for example does not have a huge number API
functions.
> > >> >> > And if we will try to be compatible with them it will make
life
> > >> for us
> > >> >> > much harder.
> > >> >> > And what benefits will we get from this? What is the percentage
of
> > >> >> Win9x
> > >> >> > users?
> > >> >> I don't think anyone would suggest supporting Win9x :)
> > >> > But we should limit number of supported Windows version and post it
on
> > >> > Harmony site.
> > >> > Because "win32" is too wide here.
> > >>
> > >> Right.  We'd actually consider anything someone took the time to port
> > >> to.  (WinCE, or whatever it's called these days, anyone? :)
> > >>
> > >> So right now, it's winXP.
> > >>
> > >> What else makes sense?  Does winXP really make sense?  (Just asking...)
> > > Seems we want to add W2K :)
> >
> > Heh.  I meant win2k.  early.  little coffee...
> >
> > But I'm still asking as I don't know the windows world that well and
> > wanted to know what the guess of quantity of active win2k machines was.
> >  Actually, thinking about it, I simply agree, as where my wife works
> > still maintain win2k as their laptop standard build, and see no reason
> > to change it...
> In fact I'm using W2K too! On my old toughbook used for off-road navigation :)
>
> --
> Alexey A. Petrenko
> Intel Middleware Products Division

-- 
Alexei Zakharov,
Intel Middleware Product Division

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