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Re: Windows installer kick-off


for developing the *SERVER *(in the wide sense), XP is fine. But the *
INSTALLER* will have to take UAC and PCA into account. That requires testing
on Vista, 2008 or Win7.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 08:55, Bo Thorsen <bo@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Torsdag 15 oktober 2009 21:28:33 Peter Laursen wrote:
> > 2) What here has been decribed as related to 'Vista' should be 'Vista and
> > higher'.  It also applies to Win2008, Win7 and Win2008r2. Do not forget
> > those. Win7 will be the dominant Windows variant in a few months I
> believe
> > (and it deserves it as it is much better than both XP and Vista). Nobody
> > should develop for Windows on 2K/XP/2003 these days. Get a copy of Win7
> 64
> > bit and use it.
> For MariaDB it doesn't matter which of these you develop on. It doesn't
> (and
> shouldn't) use any new features later than at least XP. I'd guess someone
> could also compile it on 2K, but I agree that it's irrelevant to do that.
> However, I disagree that XP isn't an important development target. I still
> believe it's the most important Windows. This is the single most installed
> OS
> on the planet. Supporting Windows surely also means supporting XP. MS
> claimed
> that all XP (and 2K/95/NT) users would all switch over to Vista. Let's see
> if
> they are right this time.
> Sorry if I misunderstood you here.
> Kind regards,
> Bo Thorsen,
> Monty Program AB.