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Roman

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« on: 17 August 2015, 06:42 »

Background: I've switched from Visual Studio 2008 (yes..ancient) to VS2015 now....From the installation process I know that there are extra optional settings to support Windows XP builds....

But..come on..it's 2015 and noone should really use XP anymore....

so.......is there really a need for having a clrmamepro built which supports Windows XP?
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Re: Windows XP Users
« Reply #1 on: 17 August 2015, 10:10 »

I'm on win95! You insensitive clod!   ;)
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Re: Windows XP Users
« Reply #2 on: 17 August 2015, 12:33 »

muahahah...you're not.
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Re: Windows XP Users
« Reply #3 on: 21 August 2015, 09:20 »

Well, the official MAME and most derivated builds still support XP. It's possible that many other people still uses it, besides me.
Please don't leave us behind. Thank you.
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Re: Windows XP Users
« Reply #4 on: 21 August 2015, 13:45 »

Well...Microsoft's XP support ended  April 2014...that's over a year...
Vista (I guess that's still supported by the default compile) was released Januar 2007, that's 8(!!) years ago Windows 7 October 2009, 6 years already

Actually I'm lazy ;-) It's already spending too much time to give out 32 and 64bit builds...another for XP...naaah....maybe I should also drop the 32bit one ;-)

Maybe I release a new version and wait till people start to moan....
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Re: Windows XP Users
« Reply #5 on: 21 August 2015, 18:40 »

Compiling the 32bit version is so much a nuisance?

Anyway, I know the support has ended for XP, but I have no reason to upgrade. IMHO, the recent OS have a lot of bloatware, with higher requirements, less compatibility and very few real advantages.

I'd rather running an OS without support as long as I have an antivirus, a firewall and a browser actively updated.

Later edit: actually, I could copy my whole romset in my office computer (which has Win 7) and run ClrMamePro from there. Then, using a pen drive, I can take back home the fixed sets for each new release. So you may even drop the XP support, no big loss for me ;-)
« Last Edit: 21 August 2015, 21:32 by izius »
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Re: Windows XP Users
« Reply #6 on: 24 August 2015, 15:33 »

okok....32bit version will be XP compatible
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Re: Windows XP Users
« Reply #7 on: 30 August 2015, 09:58 »

Thanks a lot, Roman.

You have a donation incoming :)
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Re: Windows XP Users
« Reply #8 on: 30 August 2015, 12:08 »

thanks a lot! highly appreciate your support!
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