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From Michael Stahl <>
Subject Re: [patch] Removal of Windows build requirement on unicows.dll - issue 88652
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:49:57 GMT
On 27.09.2011 22:22, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton 
> <> wrote:
>> What is the oldest Windows OS version that Apache OOo 3.4(-dev) will
>> be supported on?  How does that compare with the oldest Windows OS
>> version that the last stable release (3.3.0?) of is
>> supported on?  (If there is a JRE dependency, that is another variant
>> to consider.)

AFAIK OOo 3.x Windows baseline is NT 5.0 (Windows 2000);
AFAIK this OS version is no longer supported by the vendor.

> I'd recommend supporting Windows XP and beyond.   XP is officially 
> supported by Microsoft until April 2014.   I'm certainly not making any
> effort to maintain or test support for earlier versions.  Of course,
> that doesn't prevent anyone else from testing and patching to support
> earlier versions.

no objection from me to raising the baseline to WindowsXP; IMHO trying to
support an OS that the vendor doesn't support any more doesn't make sense.

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