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Re: MS-Windows build broken in Fmake_network_process

From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: MS-Windows build broken in Fmake_network_process
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 16:48:44 -0700 (PDT)
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>> 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.

Windows 95 could be installed with networking support but without ws2. 
That may be the target audience here.


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