Vista compatibility page
mike at plan99.net
Tue Mar 14 15:56:30 CST 2006
Potentially this is old news, but via Raymond Chen we learn of this page:
Which talks about Vistas application compatibility. Interesting points
that stand out:
* They are dropping WinHelp and CHM support. You'll have to install it
from their website for it to work (my first thought: wtf?)
* IsBadReadPtr/IsBadWritePtr are now "banned". I wonder what that means.
Presumably it just means they don't use them internally for the APIs
* Windows will now silently fail to modify certain protected system files
even if you're the administrator (basically the STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
error is suppressed to stop installers tripping up).
* They dropped D3D RM. Not many apps use this but I think at least my
fathers sailing game does.
So there we have it - this appears to be the first release in which they
simply started dropping APIs.
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