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Re: Drop Windows 2000 compatibility

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:12:38 +0300

On 10 August 2016 at 15:44, Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> 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.
>
Another argument: Windows 2000 is not available for download even for
MSDN subscribers due to Java-related Settlement [1]

[1] https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/ff723773.aspx

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
Received on 2016-08-10 15:13:07 CEST

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