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Re: MS-Windows build broken in Fmake_network_process

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: MS-Windows build broken in Fmake_network_process
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 15:33:43 +0800
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
>> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:49:01 +0800
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Yes, we could (it just needs an additional -lws2 switch during
>> > linking)
>> We already use functions from ws2. I think effort was made in the past
>> to dynamically load it when required, because network support was not
>> always installed on early versions of Windows 95, and because loading
>> the library at startup caused a dialup dialog to pop up when the default
>> network connection was a dialup connection.  Neither of these is
>> probably a concern anymore, so it might be better to simplify the code
>> by with linking ws2 normally.
> How is this not a concern anymore?  We didn't stop supporting
> Windows 9X, did we?

Does anyone still install it without ticking the networking support box,
as was still common in 1995?

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