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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Did we ever reach consensus on support for Windows 2000
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:37:23 GMT
Am 09/27/2012 05:11 AM, schrieb Fernando Cassia:
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 8:06 AM, Stuart Swales
> <stuart.swales.croftnuisk@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Also, moving to Visual Studio 2010 will likely kill off running on
>> Windows 2000 (and Windows XP prior to SP2). The Visual C++ run-time
>> library now uses the EncodePointer function which was introduced in XP SP2.
>
> Oracle switched to VS2010 for some part of Java6, that´s why the
> latest Java6 JRE updates won´t install on Win2K.
>
> However, I managed to hammer the latest Java6u35+ or thereabouts just
> by copying files over from a WinXP install over the Win2K previous
> JRE6 install and guess what? it works.... it seems it´s part of the
> installer that needs MSVC runtimes that can´t be run in Win2K...

Sure, there will be the one or other way to hack a Java version into an 
old Windows release. However, the most important part is:

Is that suitable and doable for an average user?

Especially for what you wrote abut I guess it's not. ;-(

Of course, IMHO.

Marcus

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