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Re: [PATCH] Add IPv6 support for remote TCP connections
- From: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>, Jan Kratochvil <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>
- Cc: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org, ktietz at redhat dot com, brobecker at adacore dot com, fercerpav at gmail dot com
- Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:02:39 +0000
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add IPv6 support for remote TCP connections
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On 03/22/2015 05:46 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:09:32 +0100
>> From: Jan Kratochvil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
>> 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
>> 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.