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Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2016 21:15:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Having to figure out how to make Emacs work on Windows 9X (*) for
>> allowing some hypothetical users (**) to keep shooting themselves on the
>> foot seems like something we could stop doing at this moment.
> Just to set the record straight, and to help those who might be
> looking for this information:
>> * Accessing reliable information about which APIs work on Windows 9X is
>>   not easy at all.
> One can find that information here:
>   http://winapi.freetechsecrets.com/win32/

Hmmm... let's hope it lasts. It is a web version of the help files that
came with Delphi, which IIRC were copyrighted by MS and licensed to

> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/trunk/main/sal/systools/win32/uwinapi/unicows.dxp
> (The 2nd one lists functions absent from Windows 9X, but added by

I don't know how a DLL symbol dump can be regarded as documentation but,
anyway, maybe those URLs should be added to the appropriate files in the
Emacs documentation.

>> ** How many bug reports came from Windows 9X users on the last, say, 8
>>    years?
> Two, AFAIR.  They were both about things that didn't work on 9X, which
> we fixed since then.

I remember at least one issue raised by a Windows 9X user years ago.
That individual didn't fit the "3rd world" profile at all. IIRC he was
using Windows 9X just because he was change-averse. I always find it
funny that those individuals insist on keeping their old machines with
the correspondingly old OSes while at the same time requesting the
latest versions of third-party software packages :-)

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