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From Steve Hay <>
Subject Re: Windows Vista support?
Date Wed, 02 May 2007 08:59:32 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Steve Hay wrote:
>> Has any development been done for supporting Windows Vista yet, or is it
>> planned by anyone soon?
> Hi Steve.  Do you mean are we accepting patches to solve problems on Vista?
> Sure.  Do you mean is there a person assigned to resolve such issues?  No
> (and that's true of all platforms, all processors, all versions).  Version
> support is based on users testing, patching, and adopting the patches.

OK. I just wondered if anyone happened to be working on it right now.

> So if you are asking if I (a win32 guy) am planning to look at this; the
> answer is probably not.  I haven't landed long enough in one place to get
> the longhorn server beta flying yet, once I do, will pay attention to that
> platform.  Since Vista isn't a server OS (is horribly tuned for non-gui
> applications) I'm not feeling an urge to beat on it (certainly not to
> install Vista myself).  Since longhorn server will be a superset of Vista,
> with same/similar issues, vista should come "for free".

That could be my best hope, then (unless someone else comes to the 
rescue), because I very much doubt that I can fix it myself.

>> The reason I ask is that the server doesn't seem to run as a service on
>> Windows Vista. I logged this as a bug and asked about it on the user
>> mailing too recently, but had no reply to either, so I'm guessing that
>> most Win32 people aren't using Vista yet.
> Well I closed this bug as wontfix - I doubt anyone is about to write the
> patches to apache 1.3 for windows vista.  It's a dead and buried horse.

Yikes. I hadn't realized it was that far gone. I thought that there was 
still some life in it yet, as it still gets the occasional new release.

> You would be better off annotating the appropriate bug about apache 2.2
> compatibility with vista and add your observations there.

OK, I'll do that.

Thanks for the response.


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