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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] new snapshots up early morning... is the win2k problem gone?
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:37:22 GMT
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

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