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From Marcus <>
Subject Re: Windows developent plan
Date Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:07:57 GMT
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.


>>> 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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