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Thursday, January 5, 2006

Platform woes

Busy times... Still working on mailing out the update notifications, and just got a bug report about AxDecrypt not working on Windows 98. As it turns out it's quite true, and the reason is that a common library, AxPipe, had a dependency on two functions that are not available on that platform. It really is quite a bother to support all these platforms. I'll personally be pretty happy when Windows 98/SE/ME goes to the grave, but I suspect that will be a short-lived euphoria. Then along comes Vista and we get to do this all over again, supporting two widely differing platforms. There's already the problem with x64 Windows, which really requires a separate compile to work properly. It amazing how much developer time is spent on issues like these, instead of fixing real bugs and implementing new useful things

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