IzPack
  1. IzPack
  2. IZPACK-58

Clarify support status for Win9x

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.11.0
    • Fix Version/s: 4.0.0
    • Component/s: Installer
    • Labels:
      None
    • Patch Submitted:
      Yes
    • Number of attachments :
      2

      Description

      According to the Introduction:

      that will run on any operating system coming with a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that is compliant with the Sun JVM 1.4 or higher.

      This definition includes Win9x. Unfortunately, the native libraries used by IzPack target the WinNT series, Win9x does not support Unicode.

      The patch includes the ANSI build output for the natives into the compiler and makes the Java code load the proper library depending on the OS.

      If you intend to drop support for Win9x, please clarify your minimum requirements about this.

      1. win9x-native-support.patch
        5 kB
        Benjamin Bentmann
      2. win9x-native-support-doc.patch
        3 kB
        Benjamin Bentmann

        Activity

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        Julien Ponge added a comment -

        Java 6 does not support Windows 9.x, neither does Microsoft.

        As you said, we will clarify this and link to this issue from the documentation so that at least people that would really want Win9.x compatibility could get your patches.

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        Julien Ponge added a comment - Java 6 does not support Windows 9.x, neither does Microsoft. As you said, we will clarify this and link to this issue from the documentation so that at least people that would really want Win9.x compatibility could get your patches.
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        Benjamin Bentmann added a comment -

        Java 6 does not support Windows 9.x

        Just for the record, Java 1.5 does.

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        Benjamin Bentmann added a comment - Java 6 does not support Windows 9.x Just for the record, Java 1.5 does.
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        Benjamin Bentmann added a comment -

        Just reviewed r2120. One final note: When referring to Win9x one usually means Win95, Win98 and WinMe. The documentation should be extended to state that Windows Me isn't supported either.

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        Benjamin Bentmann added a comment - Just reviewed r2120 . One final note: When referring to Win9x one usually means Win95, Win98 and WinMe. The documentation should be extended to state that Windows Me isn't supported either.
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        Julien Ponge added a comment -

        Fair enough.

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        Julien Ponge added a comment - Fair enough.

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          • Assignee:
            Julien Ponge
            Reporter:
            Benjamin Bentmann
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