w9x testbot state?

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 08:40:00 CDT 2011

On 8/7/11 1:01 AM, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> James McKenzie<jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> what happened to the w9x test bots?  I'd like them to run some kernel32 tests.
>>>> Testbot says "offline".
>>> They were hosted at Gé's house. Testbot can no longer reach them.
>> Are there plans to 'revive' them?
> There is no point in that, it's been discussed many times already.
There are functions that vary between Windows9x/ME and WindowsNT and 
their ilk.  People do use Wine to support Windows9x/ME programs that are 
not supported, anymore, by current Windows.  When we make changes to 
functionality, it is a 'good thing' to make sure we don't break support 
for those folks, right?
It is not necessary, anymore, to do 'compatibility' tests against 9x as 
most functions from that time period should be fully implemented.
That is my 'read' of what Alexandre said here about six months ago.


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