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Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisp...@gmx.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisp...@gmx.com> 2011-05-17 00:56:09 
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What is supported depends entirely on which feature or module you're talking
about. std.datetime won't work with anything prior to Win2k pro because some of
the functions that it needs didn't exist before that. std.file, on the other
hand, manages to include compatability for Win98. It's not really possible at
this point to say which versions of Windows are supported, because it depends
entirely on which features you're talking about. I don't believe that anything
in druntime or Phobos requires anything which was added after XP (and given how
prevalent XP still is, it shouldn't), but anything older than XP is very much
hit and miss.

Personally, I think that it would be a great idea to just declare that anything
older than XP is unsupported, but the general approach has been to support the
oldest version of Windows that we reasonably can for any particular piece of
functionality. I don't know what the situation is with the stacktraces and
whether that can be dealt with in a way that allows druntime to function on
OSes prior to XP.

If anything, I'd say that the current state is that you should expect that the
current dmd and libraries should fully work on XP but with anything before
that, you risk it not working. Generally, however, bugs relating to pre-XP will
be fixed if it can be reasonably done.

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