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

Ron Blaschke ron at rblasch.org
Mon Dec 1 19:46:47 UTC 2008

Allison Randal wrote:
> 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.

Fantastic, thanks for all your comments!  I'll throw out the old
bathwater then (Configure, README, Tickets, ...).


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