[Rpcemu] RPCEmu Windows XP and Windows Vista support

J Percival perciv.js at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 06:12:07 PDT 2019

Dropping support for such out-dated and insecure operating systems can only
be a good thing. If anyone has a machine that can't handle Win7 at least
then it probably won't run RPCEmu very well anyway. Good to hear it's still
being developed!

On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 10:38 PM Peter Howkins <rpcemu.howkins at marutan.net>

> Due to needing to remain on a supported version of a library that we use to
> build RPCEmu, future releases of RPCEmu will no longer support Windows XP
> or
> Windows Vista. We will continue to support the Windows 7, 8 and 10
> families.
> What does this mean in detail?
> 1) All releases of RPCEmu so far released that do support Windows XP and
> Vista will continue to run as they do currently. There is no magic code
> that
> will disable old versions.
> 2) Previous versions of RPCEmu will continue to be available via the
> previous
> versions page, probably indefinitely.
>  http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/oldversions.html
> 3) Future Windows versions of RPCEmu will not be supported on Windows XP
> and
> Vista. While it is theoretically possible they may still work, they will no
> longer be tested, may partially work or fail in 'interesting' ways.
> 4) Bugs that are reported against previous versions on Windows XP and
> Vista,
> that are not also present in the current, will not be investigated.
> 5) Bugs that are reported against previous versions on Windows XP and
> Vista,
> that are present in the current version, will be investigated but the fixes
> will come out in releases that are not compatible with Windows XP or Vista.
> 6) All good things come to an end, whilst we may be dropping support for
> these older OSs, it is still 5 years more support than Microsoft gave the
> OS
> itself.
> Peter Howkins
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