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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Execute. getProcEnvironment()
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:03:31 GMT
Kev Jackson wrote:

> The problem with checking for win9x is having specialized code just for 
> one platform, but to rewrite so that every OS uses a file to dump out 
> the variables would require changing getProcEnvCommand for all OSs and 
> testing on all OSs (a headache to say the least), although having the 
> same behaviour would probably be easier to maintain in the long run.
> Also if you dump out the variables to a file, it'd be nice to remove the 
> file when you've finished with it, both of my suggestions would require 
> some tidying afterwards, so they're both equally bad for that!  Is there 
> any evidence that the "dump to file" will actually solve this "hang" 
> before trying to implement it?  I can't test this as I don't have any 
> win9x systems available.  Does anyone else still have ancient versions 
> of windows for testing purposes?

I dont either, but my linux box does have a copy of vmware, and I do 
have an MSDN subscription. So in theory, I could build up a copy just 
for testing. Keep it off the public network, only install the bare 
minimum of stuff (java, ant, jedit) and I've a lightweight image with 
minimal security risks.

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