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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Dropping Win98 Support for 1.7
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 23:30:36 GMT

Steve Loughran wrote:
> Peter Reilly wrote:
>> +1 for ant98 plan.
>> Peter
> One of the issues here is not just the .bat file, but
> -the implicit assumption that all windows platforms are on filesystem
> with a granularity of 2s, that is, FAT32. We need to assume that
> everything from Server 2003 and vista up is down to 1s granularity
> -any/all outstanding win98 bugs. We could move the win98.bat file (and
> strip out win2k support there), but also state
> "win98 is not supported, because not even MS support it". And list known
> problems that arent fixed...

The issue I would see is that by having a win98 batch file we are
implicitly saying win98 is supported. I'd rather just see us treat it
the same way MS does :-)


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