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Re: [PATCH] Add IPv6 support for remote TCP connections

On 03/22/2015 05:46 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:09:32 +0100
>> From: Jan Kratochvil <>
>> Cc:,,,
>> On Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:53:52 +0100, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>> Not sure what this is about, but just FYI: getaddrinfo is available
>>> only since Windows XP, so earlier versions will not have it.  MinGW64
>>> doesn't care about versions older than XP, so it's a small wonder it
>>> compiles without a hitch.
>> Even MS-Windows XP is EOLed already, isn't it?
> Don't EOL me ;-) One of my machines (the one I'm typing this on,
> actually) still happily runs XP, and probably will for some time to
> come.
>> What older MS-Windows release
>> should be supported?  I guess MS-Windows 2000?  Do you mean it seriously?
> It's up to us to decide.  Emacs, for example, still supports Windows
> 98, per an explicit request from RMS, based on the large number of
> users of those systems in the 3rd World.

Hmm, I couldn't find any statistic/report online that confirms this.
All I found puts worldwide Windows 9x usage <= 0.01%.

I don't think we should keep trying to remain compatible with
such old versions.  I'd actually be very surprised if indeed
we still are, given nobody's been really testing it.  I think
that people that still need to _develop_ for Windows 9x can
simply use an older GDB.

Pedro Alves

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