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Re: Lowering VS2008 default build target to Windows 2000

From: Cory Nelson <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:26:34 -0800

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Yang Tse <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Given all  the claims that have stated that VS2008 fully 'supports'
> Windows 2000 as a valid build target, and despite the apparent
> contradiction with the Windows SDK docs which do not mention Windows
> 2000 as a valid build target.

I would not say "fully". The standard functions and the subset that
curl uses will work on 2000, but the CRT does contain some new ones
(like rand_s) which won't. I think that's where the confusion comes
from (also probably because VS2008 itself won't run on 2000).

Cory Nelson
Received on 2009-02-26