Re: Design decisions for GLib and GTK+ on Win32

On Fri, 2006-25-08 at 22:33 +0300, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> I think now is the time to decide a couple of issues:
> - Can the support for Win9x be dropped from GLib and GTK+ HEAD? Note
> that cairo has never worked on Win9x, so GTK+ has de facto not worked
> on Win9x since 2.8 anyway.
> Dropping Win9x support would mean (slightly) cleaner source code in a
> couple of files.

Do we have any means by which we can determine what our user base is for
each platform?  What percentage of our users are currently floundering
due to having gtk+ support dropped for their platform?

Is it worthwhile to try to bring our legacy users along with us?  It's
always a good idea to keep our eye on our historic users, but we have to
draw the line somewhere.  I believe that Microsoft expects their users
to upgrade in less than 5 years.  I have it first hand that MS is
officially no longer developing on pre-NT platforms.

I think this is reason enough to no longer maintain support for <=

You've got my vote on all counts, Tor.  Let's clean up the codebase.



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