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From "Ivanov, Alexey A" <alexey.a.iva...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [general] platform support
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 07:33:57 GMT

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Oleg Khaschansky [mailto:oleg.v.khaschansky@gmail.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 9:26 PM
>To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org; geir@pobox.com
>Subject: Re: [general] platform support
>
>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

AFAIK it is available as additional download for Win2K users, moreover
for Win9x family as well [2].

Regards,
Alexey.

[2]
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/gdicpp/
GDIPlus/GDIPlus.asp
(in Where Applicable section)

>
>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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Intel Middleware Product Division

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