Testing on Windows for conformance
stefandoesinger at gmx.at
Mon Jan 21 11:58:53 CST 2008
Am Montag, 21. Januar 2008 18:59:50 schrieb Darragh Bailey:
> Wondering what flavour of Windows XP people would recommend for testing
> on? Is there any benefit to getting Professional over the Home edition?
> Or does Home have everything that is needed to be capable of developing
> and testing conformance tests?
every windows should be good enough. If something differs between Home and
Pro, or between XP / 2k / vista, then it is ok to implement any of those
behaviors in Wine, since apps shouldn't depend on the exact results.
If you find a concrete app that depends on a specific winver's behavior, and
the app doesn't run elsewhere, then this should be documented with a test
that checks the Windows version and compares the results. In that case you
should also mention which app motivated the version specific behavior. (Most
apps that are that way depend on win9x things, do not run on 2k/xp and are
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