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

From: Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:59:44 +0200

Bert Huijben 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).
..
> This would at least allow us to remove the dynamic loading for the
> crypto-api and maybe also from the NTLM/SSPI support.
>

Is there anything that we want to add that's not possible on '98 or NT4?
What makes us want to do this change in 1.6 and not in say 1.7 or 1.8?

Why not send this proposal to users_at_s.t.o to see if there are people
still using these old platforms?

Lieven

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