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Re: [RFC] Dropping support for Windows '9X and NT 4.0 in Subversion 1.6?

From: steven higgan <steven.higgan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 15:07:03 +1200

My own personal opinion is that we should drop support for any operating
system whose vendor explicitly does not support.

As soon as a vendor announces that it is no longer supporting version x of
its product y, I dont see why the subversion community should be expected to
support it - if it works fine... but don't go sweating bullets to make it

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 7:58 AM, Bert Huijben (TCG) <
b.huijben_at_competence.biz> wrote:

> Hi,
> Just a quick question to you all. Do you use a current subversion release
> (1.4 or 1.5) on Windows '9X or NT 4.0?
> We are thinking about dropping support for these Windows versions starting
> with Subversion 1.6, by formalizing Windows 2000 or later as requirement
> for
> the Windows releases.
> (You can always use an older Subversion client to connect to a new server
> on
> these windows versions)
> Microsoft dropped the support for these windows versions a few years ago
> and
> the currently released binaries from Collabnet, SlikSVN and probably also
> Tigris are only targeted towards Windows 2000 and later.
> Removing the compatibility workarounds, would clean up the authentication
> code considerable and might even enhance the speed a little bit.
> What do you think?
> Bert
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Received on 2008-09-18 05:07:34 CEST

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