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scesbron
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It seems that between tiger and mustang there is some windows version that are not supported.
Is it just because mustang is in development or is the list of supported version for beta2 the same as the list of supported version for the official release ?

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kellyohair
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Which windows versions are not supported?

I know the conversion to the VS2003/VC7 compilers caused some issues for a while, but I don't know of any specific windows releases that are not supported.

-kto

scesbron
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You can see here a list of supported platform for mustang

https://mustang.dev.java.net/regchal/system-configurations.html

Here is the same list for the beta2 version

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/install/system-configurations.html

And here is the list for tiger

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/system-configurations.html

98 and me are supported by tiger but not by mustang. Mustang is also very strict on the service pack for xp and 2000

Seb

kellyohair
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Ah yes. In Mustang, Windows 98 and Windows ME have been moved to a very low level of testing, under the bar that designates a platform we consider 'supported'. Since Mustang and Tiger share many of the same build components, it's still quite possible that Mustang will continue to work on Windows 98 and Windows ME, Sun just can't guarantee everything works and Sun doesn't consider these platforms officially supported.

See the Microsoft statement on support for Windows 98 and Windows ME: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/support/endofsupport.mspx. The message is clear. Anyone on Windows 98 or Windows ME probably needs to re-consider how wise that is.

As far as service packs go, we have always up'd these as new releases come out.

IF you find problems with Mustang on Windows 98 or Windows ME, I would still consider reporting those problems (they could be the root of a more generic problem). Depending on the problem, it might be something we would want to fix. But our testing people are no longer actively looking at Windows 98 or Windows ME platforms in detail.

Hope this helps.

-kto

kellyohair
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FYI, just another link on Microsoft's plans for Windows 98/ME:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/silverman/4038185.html

-kto