delorie.com/archives/browse.cgi   search  
Mail Archives: djgpp/2012/05/18/18:15:21.2

X-Authentication-Warning: delorie.com: mail set sender to djgpp-bounces using -f
From: Rugxulo <rugxulo AT gmail DOT com>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: incompatible
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 14:51:22 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: http://groups.google.com
Lines: 24
Message-ID: <22b0362c-f87e-42cc-847f-1d49ff4a0116@z19g2000vbe.googlegroups.com>
References: <16cd2 DOT 48279178 DOT 3ce778e4 AT aol DOT com> <b0b0ab18-82a4-4f25-934a-bf2823485517 AT dg7g2000vbb DOT googlegroups DOT com>
<83pqa1z0hs DOT fsf AT gnu DOT org>
NNTP-Posting-Host: 65.13.115.246
Mime-Version: 1.0
X-Trace: posting.google.com 1337377882 7069 127.0.0.1 (18 May 2012 21:51:22 GMT)
X-Complaints-To: groups-abuse AT google DOT com
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 21:51:22 +0000 (UTC)
Complaints-To: groups-abuse AT google DOT com
Injection-Info: z19g2000vbe.googlegroups.com; posting-host=65.13.115.246; posting-account=p5rsXQoAAAB8KPnVlgg9E_vlm2dvVhfO
User-Agent: G2/1.0
X-HTTP-UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.16
(KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/10.0.630.0 Safari/534.16,gzip(gfe)
Bytes: 2329
To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
DJ-Gateway: from newsgroup comp.os.msdos.djgpp
X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by delorie.com id q4IMF2hZ032033
Reply-To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com

Hi,

On May 18, 3:40pm, Eli Zaretskii <e DOT  DOT  DOT  AT gnu DOT org> wrote:
> > From: Georg <dos DOT  DOT  DOT  AT googlemail DOT com>
> > Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 10:12:28 -0700 (PDT)
>
> > Most 32bit Windows programs won't run on Windows 7 in 64bit mode too.
>
> Not true. I have a lot of MinGW 32-bit programs, and they all run
> just fine on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine, natively without any Virtual
> PC software.

64-bit mode should (in theory) run 99% of 32-bit programs fine, though
that assumes you install the 32-bit Windows subsystem (which is
optional for servers, or so I heard). However, I wouldn't say
everything works. Rumor says that even MSVC 2k5 didn't run atop Vista
when it was first released, and I have no idea if they ever fixed
that. So compatibility issues will always exist, even without AMD64.
Presumably APIs change or drivers break or DLLs have regressions, etc.
Nothing is totally foolproof.

But yes, in my experience, almost all Win32 apps run fine atop Win64
(though that is not exhaustive, my tests are very very limited since
there are thousands of apps out there).

- Raw text -


  webmaster     delorie software   privacy  
  Copyright 2019   by DJ Delorie     Updated Jul 2019