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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Windows developent plan
Date Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:48:28 GMT
Am 09.02.2018 um 22:44 schrieb Peter Kovacs:
> It was only an idea. No special build we just keep the target.
> 
> How about update to the MSVC2017?

we simple have to try which version is the most recent to get the fewest 
problems. When it fits then we can use it. ;-)

Marcus



> On 09.02.2018 22:07, Marcus wrote:
>> Am 09.02.2018 um 06:13 schrieb Keith N. McKenna:
>>> On 2/8/2018 6:25 PM, Marcus wrote:
>>>> Am 08.02.2018 um 21:14 schrieb Peter Kovacs:
>>>>> According to ReactOS team MSVC 2010 still supports WinXP target.
>>>>> I say we should keep the WinXP support up as long as the ReactOS team
>>>>> does not support WinNT5 binaries.
>>>>
>>>> OK, when we can combine 1) a compatible and still supported MSVC and 2)
>>>> it's still possible to use OpenOffice with WinXP, then sure let's do 
>>>> it.
>>>>
>>>>> It is a good and sound strategy, we would promote another OpenSource
>>>>> Project.
>>>>>
>>>>> I think build additional legacy WinXP binary will not hurt us, and it
>>>>
>>>> Ahm, I hope this is a typo. I don't want to have separate binaries just
>>>> for WinXP and all newer Windows versions. ;-)
>>>
>>> If we are to upgrade to Java 9 for windows by default wouldn't we have
>>> to make separate builds for all 32 bit versions of Windows as Oracle did
>>> not release a 32 bit version of Java 9?
>>
>> maybe, but it's about WinXP. Here we shouldn't create a special build.
>>
>> Marcus
>>
>>
>>
>>>>> might be not so much more work. We could explain this if we are
>>>>> releasing 4.2.0 before ReactOS has made the transition.
>>>>> That would fit to our strategy in Total. We also do support AmigaOS
>>>>> and OS/2 warp inofficially. Maybe it would bring us sympathy from 
>>>>> another
>>>>
>>>> Inofficially means concrete: We can bring in fixes into SVN, so that
>>>> others are able to build on other platforms like OS/2. But that is all
>>>> as building and distribution is happening outside of the ASF.
>>>>
>>>>> Community if we promote their target.
>>>>> Do you agree on the strategy or do you think it would cost us to much
>>>>> workload?
>>>>
>>>> Like I wrote above, let's do it if we can have it for a cheap "price".
>>>>
>>>>> I have found 2 more Windows action Items I forgot about:
>>>>>
>>>>> a) MSI installer
>>>>
>>>> We have already a MSI installation. What exactly do you have in mind?
>>>>
>>>>> b) signed install binary.
>>>>>
>>>>> Do you think these Items should be trackked too?
>>>>> If so where should they be on our list?
>>>>
>>>> Even when signing is complicated as at the moment we need to start at
>>>> zero (analysis and development) it's the top priority as it would 
>>>> show a
>>>> much better integration into modern Windows releases.
>>>>
>>>> My 2 ct.
>>>>
>>>> Marcus
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On 08.02.2018 07:35, Mechtilde wrote:
>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I would guess it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If someone still have a Win-XP system can test if it also works on

>>>>>> Win
>>>>>> XP. But Win XP is end of live for a long time.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> User can use 4.1.5 as long as they use Win XP.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Kind regards
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Am 08.02.2018 um 00:58 schrieb Pedro Lino:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thats the points I am aware of. Are there more Windows specific
>>>>>>>> points?
>>>>>>> Does upgrade from MSVC2008 mean dropping support for Win XP?
The
>>>>>>> recently released LO 6.0 32bit requires at least Windows 7...


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