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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mikel King [mailto:mikel.king_at_techally.com]
> Sent: donderdag 18 september 2008 15:53
> To: Bert Huijben (TCG)
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: [RFC] Dropping support for Windows '9X and NT 4.0 in
> Subversion 1.6?
> On Sep 17, 2008, at 3:58 PM, Bert Huijben (TCG) 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
> Personally, I'd drop Win2k and below.
Mikel, Pat, Giulio, Steven and a few others:
Thanks for all your input.
My statistics from SharpSvn/AnkhSVN (and responses on the development
list) indicated that there are at least a few hundred 1.5 users on Windows
2000; the more recent responses indicate probably more.
Currently we have nothing to gain in our code base by limiting support to
only Windows XP and later. (There is no windows 2000 specific
compatibility code in subversion as far as I can see)
I see no reason to drop support for Windows 2000 at this time.
There might be a reason in a few years, when we support optional features of
newer windows versions.
(e.g. Windows Vista introduced real symbolic links and 'Windows 7' will
probably add other new features that might be useful for subversion too).
But we will see when that time arrives.
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