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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Windows 7 support
Date Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:09:46 GMT

In message <AANLkTimDUbfYtk1cJEGXJ05UWACklHl5RP54zulea4QF@mail.gmail.com>,
Antony Miguel writes:
>
> Hi Mark,
> 
> Thanks for the build but its giving me a "MSVCR71D.dll not found"
> error - I think thats because its a debug build and I dont have Visual
> Studio installed, any change of a release build?

  http://people.apache.org/~hindessm/win7/rel/

> I'll grab the HDK once there is a release build available and run the
> tests and let you know.

Cool.  Results for the debug build have been posted but it would be good
to sanity check how the release build looks compared to those.

Regards,
 Mark.

> On 28 June 2010 23:33, Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> > In message <AANLkTilUQ6E43kGN2aJDiA8sfXWoCyoEoLRSFtIybfYN@mail.gmail.com>,
> > Antony Miguel writes:
> >>
> >> 32-bit please :)
> >
> > http://people.apache.org/~hindessm/win7/
> >
> > These are debug rather than release builds.  I'm happy to make
> > release builds if they are more suited to your requirements.  I've
> > only made java5 artifacts but let me know if you wanted java7.
> >
> > It would be useful if you could run the tests and report the results
> > back.  If you get the hdk build and unzip it you can run the tests
> > with:
> >
> > ant -f harmony-5.0-hdk-958744/build/test/build.xml
> >
> >
> >> I believe XP->Vista broke with tradition much more Vista->Windows
> >> 7 so I would imagine if Harmony works on Vista then it would very
> >> likely work for the vast majority on Windows 7.
> >>
> >> As I've said I would suggest that that "it will probably work on
> >> future versions" should be the default assumption, or at least that
> >> the version check could be a warning which could be overridden with
> >> a command line switch?  That way you could retain the forced exit
> >> if you wished but people creating products on top of Harmony would
> >> have the option to use the command line switch in the knowledge
> >> that their products would work wherever possible and wouldn't just
> >> exit because Microsoft had released a new version.
> >
> > I don't disagree.  This change was easier for now.  Assuming
> > the test results are consistent on windows 7 then accepting
> > dwMajorVersion >=6 is probably reasonable.  However, until we know
> > if the tests run correctly on windows 7, allowing versions greater
> > than that doesn't really make sense.
> >
> > Regards,
> >  Mark.



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