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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:11:51 +0200

Lieven Govaerts wrote:
> 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?

Speaking for TSVN, I can say that you won't find many people who still
use Win98 or NT4. When we first dropped support for those in TSVN, we
had *some* people still requesting it (I think it was a total of two
people who complained). And that was three years ago.

It would be a small problem if you would drop support for win2k because
some companies still have those around.


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