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Re: LIbcurl 7.19.3. header incorrectly excludes Windows 2000 as a VS2008 target

From: Pierre Joye <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:30:52 +0100

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 4:46 AM, Yang Tse <> wrote:
> 2009/2/19, Pierre Joye wrote:
>> VS2008 does support 2000 (as well as the platform SDK 6.1).
> All this thread is actually about the fact that Microsoft does _not_
> officially support Windows 2000 as a build target when using _any_
> Windows SDK later than the one named "Windows Server 2003 R2 PSDK"
> which happens to be version 5.2 of the SDK.
> In other words, version 6.0 of the SDK, named "Windows Server 2008 &
> .NET 3.5  SDK" and version 6.1 named "Windows Vista Update & .NET 3.0
> SDK" do not support Windows 2000 as a build target officially.

What I said is "does support" not "does support offficially", as
target. To run the SDK or VC on win 2000 is a complete other story :)

> So... for curl/libcurl with VS2008 we have to define our minimum
> default Windows target that we want to build in config-win32.h if not
> already specified. Should we keep this the 'supported' WinXP or the
> 'unsupported but working W2K'?

There is no immediate gain to loose win 2000 support (for the users of
the bins) as pointed out by Daniel. I personally have no perference
as I do not use win 2000 at all, the code is compatible and it is only
a config matter. My suggestion was to reconsider this choice for


Pierre |
Received on 2009-02-20