alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Tue Apr 7 13:00:38 PDT 2009
On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:36:20 +0000 (UTC)
Tuomo Valkonen <tuomov at iki.fi> wrote:
> On 2009-04-07, Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
> >> several mission-critical applications that has seen two and a half
> >> decades of development based on Xlib. (... with all the assumptions
> > Commiserations but at least Xlib today is back compatible. Try a 25 year
> > old windows app and weep.
> Try a 5 year old Linux program binary on a recent OS -- and weep.
Works beautifully if you have the libraries to hand. I test this
regularly and things like the rogue binary from 1993 work nicely. The
number of interfaces we removed is tiny and all specialist
> Try the 8-year-old Windows XP, and a recent program binary -- no problems.
I'm glad you are happy with Windows. I'd hate to have you on the same
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