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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think it's great that you're trying to support as many versions of Windows as possible. However, I think it's fair to say that Windows 95 and 98 are dead, and Windows ME never was. Frankly, my solution would be to stop supporting those platforms.

    Or do you have some users that simply can't upgrade for various reasons?

    • I know it's dead, and I *really, really* hate to keep supporting those versions, but unfortunately there are still quite a number of people who use Windows 98. I think that if my own daughter wouldn't have Windows 98 on her PC, I would have dropped Win98 support long ago. But given the slow processor and the very limited amount of RAM, installing a newer version would not improve her experience :-/. And yes, we're in the process of getting her a newer machine...but that may still take a few months...

      And there's another (potential) reason to keep supporting (at least) Windows 98. Today I received an email from the director of a Russian orphanage for disabled children. They are investigating how they can use pVoice for some of their children. Given the circumstances they find themselves in (no support from the government, living on grants and donations from abroad), I don't expect them to use the latest technology.

      Now, given the results of the tests, I'm considering building in a check for the OS version , using Image::Magick on recent Windows version, and using the 'old-style' image handling on older versions. I have to move on some day...