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Re: Drop Windows 2000 compatibility

From: Stefan Hett <stefan_at_egosoft.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:55:49 +0200

On 8/10/2016 2:44 PM, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> Windows 2000 extended support by Microsoft ended on July 13, 2010
> (almost 6 years ago) [1]
>
> One problem that MSDN doesn't mention Windows 2000 in API
> compatibility. Even for functions that was available in Windows NT
> 4.0, for example IsDebuggerPresent: it's defined with #if _WIN32_WINNT
>> 0x0400, while MSDN states that it's only available since Windows XP
> [2]. It's very confusing and we should use LoadLibrary() for all
> Windows API functions even CreateFile() to be Windows 2000 compatible
> if we trust MSDN.
>
> I also hardly believe that someone even test Subversion on Windows
> 2000 these days.
>
> Serf doesn't support Windows 2000 (due direct usage of SSPI).
>
> Given all above I propose to officially drop Windows 2000 support in
> Subversion and cleanup some Windows 2000 compatibility code.
>
> [1] http://blogs.technet.com/b/education/archive/2009/11/10/windows-2000-end-of-life.aspx
> [2] https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms680345(v=vs.85).aspx
>
FWIW: certainly sounds like a reasonable idea.

On a related note: I was also thinking about whether it's the right time
to drop any old VS <= 2005 compatibility code.

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