What's the oldest MS VC version Parrot should built with?

Allison Randal allison at parrot.org
Mon Dec 1 05:49:14 UTC 2008

chromatic wrote:
> On Sunday 30 November 2008 12:03:22 Geoffrey Broadwell wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-11-30 at 20:15 +0100, Ron Blaschke wrote:
>>> The only good reason I can think of to keep VC7 is because it's the last
>>> version to support Windows NT.  VC9 targets Windows 2000 and up (XP,
>>> Server 2003, Vista).
>> I'm all in favor of supporting old and unusual *hardware*, and certainly
>> I believe in supporting operating system releases for several years, but
>> I think a *decade* is a safe outer limit.  Especially when the vendor in
>> question EOLed it several years ago.
> I can't imagine supporting anything older than XP, unless someone with time 
> and resources really wants to support Win2k.  VC9 sounds like a good target.

Thumbs up. We're not "officially" supporting any operating system 
release more than 2 years old for the 1.0 release. VC9 can accommodate 
that easily, and even older.


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