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Re: [PATCH] Add IPv6 support for remote TCP connections
- From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
- To: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- Cc: jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com, 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 20:42:03 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add IPv6 support for remote TCP connections
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- Reply-to: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:02:39 +0000
> From: Pedro Alves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
> >> 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%.
Yes, and now multiply that by the size of the population in, say,
India, and see what you get.
> I don't think we should keep trying to remain compatible with
> such old versions.
As I said, it's up to us.
> I'd actually be very surprised if indeed we still are, given
> nobody's been really testing it.
It could very well be broken on these platforms, yes.
> I think that people that still need to _develop_ for Windows 9x can
> simply use an older GDB.
What about developing on latest versions of Windows, but debugging on
Windows 9X? There could be 9X-specific problems that might require
that. (I had such an experience with Emacs about 3 years ago, and the
person who helped me debug the problem was using GDB 7.2 on a Windows