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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: Windows developent plan
Date Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:13:50 GMT
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?

>> 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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