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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: Win 95 and 98. "more portable"
Date Tue, 17 Aug 1999 17:17:46 GMT

On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Ryan Bloom wrote:

> The build process actually, doesn't change.  ALL Windows version checks
> are run time, not compile time.  The only real change that I am
> suggesting, is a docs change.  De-couple the level of support for NT and
> 95/98.  NT will be of production quality with the 2.0 tree.  95/98 will
> remain in perpetual BETA, until MS decides to provide support for the
> functions required to get them out of BETA.

But surely, the moment we add, say, named pipes or proper timeout handling
to CGI, we have different (binary) versions for NT and W9x. Otherwise 
the W9x version calles non-existing functions.

Hence two or three different builds to make them ?


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