EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Mon Jul 24 17:05:00 GMT 2006

On 24 July 2006 17:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> Now that Microsoft has finally dropped support for Windows 98 and Me,
> we're going to drop 9x support as well.
> What we're planning to do is this:
> The complete net distribution gets copied to a new place.  This new
> place is the distro kept for people running 9x.  There is no further
> development in this distribution.  Maintainers may decide whether or not
> they apply fixes to the packages in the 9x distro, or keep it up to date
> at all.
> The "normal" net distribution will continue to be the normal distro.  It
> might work on 9x, but there's no guarantee at all that it will continue
> to do so.
> The setup tool (hello setup developers?) should either be split into two
> versions, one for 9x, one for NT.  Or the setup tool should choose the
> download path depending on the OS it's running on.  Or something
> completely different.
> Comments?  Ideas?

  It might also be a reasonable idea to fork a win9x bugfixes branch off
current CVS, if there's the least likelihood that anyone will want to fix the
occasional bug in the 9x version of the dll.

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