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Re: Windows 9X without KernelEx

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Windows 9X without KernelEx
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:26:46 +0300

> Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2024 23:12:59 +0800
> From:  Po Lu via "Emacs development discussions." <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> Having become concerned that Emacs doesn't function on the complete set
> of systems advertised in nt/README*, and after a comparison of the
> symbol imports of emacs.exe with those exported by system libraries on
> MS-Windows 95 confirmed my fears, I've produced a patch that should
> enable Emacs to function on all Windows 9X systems with UNICOWS.DLL,
> whether or not KernelEx is installed.  It further converts the linker
> dependency on USP10.DLL to an optional dependency, because information
> on the internet as to the availability of USP10.DLL on Windows 95 is too
> ambiguous and contradictory to be trusted.
> It has not been put to the test, but barring glaring oversights or
> prejudice to modern Windows users, might this be installed now in its
> untested condition?  Otherwise we are liable to proceed to more
> important business till the release, by which time it will be far too
> late.

We never really supported Windows 95, only Windows 98.  So I don't
think it makes sense to introduce all this complexity now, just to add
Windows 95 to the soup.

Or are you saying that there are problems on Windows 98 as well?

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