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From Antony Miguel <aemig...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Windows 7 support
Date Mon, 28 Jun 2010 23:06:30 GMT
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?

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

cheers

A

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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