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From "David D'Antonio" <>
Subject Re: "Win32"?
Date Wed, 15 Jul 1998 18:10:15 GMT

-----Original Message-----
From: <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 1998 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: "Win32"?

>David D'Antonio wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alexei Kosut <akosut@leland.Stanford.EDU>
>> >
>> >Thinking about Marc's recent change to the 1.3.1 Announcement, I think the
>> >word "Win32" is too liberally applied in that, and other, documents.
>> >
>> >IMHO, the proper word to use here is just "Windows". It's also clearer -
>> >in all probablility, not everyone knows what Win32 means, or should.
>> You could also say that it is a Windows NT port that might work on Windows
>> 95/98. That way you are suggesting the "correct" platform, too. :-)
>Please consider that there are a growing number of products that incorporate a
>proxy server on the client machine.  (To fix up client requests, making better
>of  HTTP/1.1 features, etc.) In my opinion, this is one of the most likely uses
>Apache on Win95/98 & is in fact one avenue that my associates intend to pursue.

Seems reasonable. I know the "Internet Junk Buster" does its stuff by acting as
local proxy server (and filtering most crap out).

>The good news for you is that there will likely be only a handful of people
>actually doing development on Win95.  You won't get normal Win95 users trying
>run Apache independently.  I guess this is a polite request for your continued
>excellent support of the Win95 platform.

I'm not part of the Apache core group and so it isn't up to me to determine
platforms they support! All I was saying is that NT is the only platform to
the "real" Win32 (AFAIK). The others support various subsets:

Windows 3.11 (or WFWG):        Win32s
Windows 95/98:                            Win32c
Windows CE:                                Win32ce?

>--Jennifer S. Nyland
>Vice President, Engineering
>Workfire Technologies Corporation
>(250) 717-8966


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