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Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:53:25 -0500

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  > What we do know is that we get very few bug reports for Windows 98/95.

That suggests we don't have many users on those systems.

We could put in code in the next release to display a message,
"If you use GNU Emacs on Windows 95 or Windows 98,
please send email to <some email address>.  We are thinking
of deleting the support for those systems in a future Emacs version."

  > The only thing that I could think of further to get more information
  > would be to check the download logs; does ftp.gnu.org store user agent
  > strings or equivalent. This would at least give us some evidence about
  > Windows 9x -- also Windows XP.

That is a good idea.

Dr Richard Stallman
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