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

> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:02:39 +0000
> From: Pedro Alves <>
> CC:,,,
> >> 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
98 box.)

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