From: Eli Zaretskii <email@example.com>
To: Jim Michaels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] problem in winbase.h?
> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:59:33 -0800 (PST)
> From: Jim Michaels <email@example.com
> support... yeah. the entire MSDN got an "upgrade" erasing everything referencing windows nt, 98, 95, me, etc. and inserting windows 2000
> I still have my MSVC 6.0 Standard + MSDN to work from.
For those who don't, this URL might prove very useful:
It gives correct information regarding the supported versions of
Windows (but lacks information about Windows 7).
> unfortunately, none of the mingw or mingw-w64 compilers have been weaned off of msvcrt.dll, so I can't compile code which works on older systems which I still have and customers still have.
??? Is this a real problem? E.g., Emacs for
Windows is linked against
msvcrt.dll, but I have reports that the resulting binary runs just
fine on Windows 9X (at least on Windows 98, I think).