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Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Mon Sep 27 09:59:26 CEST 2010

On Mon, 27 Sep 2010, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:

> On Monday 27 September 2010, Cyrille Berger wrote:
> > Actually, I would support Windows XP and 7, and just drop vista. The reason is 
> > that XP still have a huge market share. And it still have a few years in front 
> > of it. I would ignore Vista, however. But if XP is used as a base, it should 
> > not be too difficult to have it working on 7.
> When I was still developing Qt apps for Windows, there didn't seem much difference between Window 7 and Vista: both were tricky in ways that XP wasn't :-). We can probably see how Nitrostemp's windows installer works and do the same thing for Krita. It'll be a big download, but then, that's a mark of quality :-)

I just tested the Amarok Windows installer and it's a perfect demonstration of how this is difficult to get right: there's a lot of flicker and subinstallers running and then finally, after install 500mb of stuff, Amarok crashes on startup.


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