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Re: Some Bones to Pick with Tor Admins

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 12:19:38PM -0700, mark485anderson@xxxxxx wrote:
> (please read and comprehend in entirety, thanks)
> Say, howz about fixing your latest "stable" version of Tor so that it
> still works on W98se? I get protection faults when executing tor (not
> within vidalia).

At this point there are very few win98 users of Tor. That plus the fact
that win98 is known to be obsolete and insecure means we don't pay much
attention to it.

Like the other esoteric operating systems out there, we don't object to
staying compatible if it's not too much trouble, but we rely on the
users to help track down the compatibility problems and work with us to
fix things again.

I should also note that the ability to stay compatible with win98 is
fading. I believe Firefox 3 has dropped win98 compatibility. Now that
Firefox 2 is unsupported, it will soon be the case that you have no safe
browser to use with Tor. (You need Torbutton 1.2 on Firefox to have any
chance of safe browsing.)

> The last most recent version returns error messages saying that it is
> obsolete already??? What's the deal with that? You mean the next most
> recent version is already
> obsolete?

You should be on the or-announce list if you're not already.