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Re: [RFC] Officially drop support for Windows '9X and NT 4.0 with Subversion 1.6

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:52:50 -0700

+1

If people are still running those platforms *and* if they need
Subversion, then they can use 1.5.

Cheers,
-g

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 7:10 AM, Bert Huijben <B.Huijben_at_competence.biz> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Subversion 1.5 started using MultiByteToWideChar for its utf-8
> conversions on Windows, this made subversion incompatible with Windows
> '95. Theoretically we might still support Windows NT 4.0 and Windows
> '98, but I haven't heard seen user reports on them in a long time.
> (The only recent issue I can remember was a sspi initialization issue on
> NT 4.0 that didn't get much attention).
>
>
> I know my binaries (SlikSVN) don't support anything less than Windows
> 2000 and CollabNet only certifies theirs for Windows XP+.
>
>
> Why don't we document Subversion 1.6 to require at least Windows 2000?
>
> Microsoft dropped normal support on Windows '98 on July 11, 2006 and on
> NT 4.0 on January 1, 2005.
>
>
> This would at least allow us to remove the dynamic loading for the
> crypto-api and maybe also from the NTLM/SSPI support.
>
> Bert
>
> (Cygwin, 'the linux like environment for Windows' and probably the last
> subversion binaries source, will drop Windows '9X support in their next
> major release (1.7.0))
>
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