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Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:26:58 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:
> We don't need "If you use..." -- Emacs should know OS it is using.
> I am happy to add this to Emacs-26 (perhaps as an addition to the splash
> screen). For "<some email address>" we could use a debbugs email. This
> would then provide us a generalized mechanism for deprecation of OS
> support. The only difficulty I can see is finding a copy of Win 98 on
> which to test this.
> Can I suggest we add 9x, and Windows XP into the list for Emacs-26?
>>   > 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.
> I will investigate and see if this data is available.

So, I managed to get info about one day -- there have been 32,000
accesses to ftp.gnu.org. None (for any project, let alone emacs) have
come with a Win 9x user agent.


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