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Re: [OT] People using Win98 ?!?!?!

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-01-24 00:01:11 CET

Dassi, Nasser wrote:

>
> Yes, it is a little off-topic, but why does it seem so many people are
> still using Windows98 (and variants) when Microsoft does not even
> support the platform?!?!?!
>
> These issues with Subversion on Win95/98/98SE/Me are not really
> Subversion's fault. It is like giving a deaf child an exam with
> questions about how words sound. SVN is a darn good product, and I
> enjoy the community; but I do not believe they should be responsible
> for anything malfunctioning on a Win98 machine.
>
> [rant?]
> There's a reason everything breaks on Win98 (okay, many reasons).
> Because it was not meant to be a professional platform, it should not
> be used as such. Why do so many people still rely or test on it?
> Even Windows ME is better than Win98; and WinXP has been around for 3+
> years already.
>
> It is darn about time people stopped thinking Win98 is worth their
> time; when a company stops caring about their *own* off-spring, then
> everybody else in the industry should respect that and equally stop
> caring about 'em.
>
Unless you happen to have to pay for the upgrade.

> [/rant?]
>
> WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?! Do you think Subversion should support
> outdated software platforms? Evidently, I do not… but CollabNet, do
> you plan on supporting Win98 and other outdated platforms in the
> future? IN versions 1.2 and 2.x and beyond?!?!
>
I don't speak for CollabNet, but this is a Subversion mailing list, not
a CollabNet support list. Anyway. As a Subversion developer, it is my
not so humble opinion that if Subversion ever works as a server on
Win9x/Me, it'll be mostly by accident as a result of someone writing an
FS back-end that'll work there. On the bright side, it works just fine
as a client, or so I'm told (I wouldn't know -- haven't used a wini98
box in a year of sundays).

> I honestly am wondering because those programming resources can surely
> be utilized elsewhere, eh?! :o)
>
Well, if someone cares badly enough and has the time do do it, I
certainly wouldn't stop anyone from fixing server problems on win98.

-- Brane

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