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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] new snapshots up early morning... is the win2k problem gone?
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:34:30 GMT


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...

geir


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