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Re: [Polipo-users] Testing Polipo on Windows

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 01:49:23PM +0200, Juliusz.Chroboczek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.8K bytes in 48 lines about:
: > However I'm a bit limited in what I can do. All I have at present is the 
: > mingw compiler and windows-xp under vmware.
: It looks like we're all struggling to support an obsolete OS that none
: of us use any longer.  It reminds me a little of the ``#ifdef VMS''
: fetish we used to have in the nineties.

WinXP isn't obsolete yet.  It has a very large installed base.
Generally, what works under XP has worked with WinNT, Win2000, and Vista
as well.  I have win98 in a vm as well, I could test that as a truly
obsolete OS.  Much like Tor, it appears none of the polipo developers
nor testers use Windows as their main OS.  Unfortunately, our users
typically use Windows as their main OS.  This means we do have to
support and maintain the Windows code and issues.  

I'm happy to test and maintain Windows packages for Polipo and Tor.
I'm can't maintain the Windows code however, just provide good bug
reports of what is broken.