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That's two years longer than the period between the initial release of Windows XP, and the release of its last service pack.
Intel and XMir
Posted Sep 16, 2013 9:23 UTC (Mon) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Windows, on the other hand, still supports the same ABI and API since Windows 95. That's 18 years, and still counting.
Posted Sep 16, 2013 16:53 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Sep 17, 2013 7:09 UTC (Tue) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted Sep 17, 2013 10:26 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
i also have some very old binaries on some of my Linux systems that are still working today. Some of those are graphical apps that were written for motif (although admittedly, most are command line apps)
The fact that you are having problems with GTK+ 1.2 apps has more to say about the GTK developers than Linux overall.
You will not find me defending the backwards compatibility of Desktop Environment developers, and the fact that Gnome2 and Gnome3 could not both be insalled on the same system is a perfect example of the problem (and far from the only one, it's not limited to Gnome)
Posted Sep 17, 2013 12:09 UTC (Tue) by pizza (subscriber, #46)
That said, I know Fedora (and presumably others) stopped shipping GTK-1.2 libraries by default several years ago because there's nothing in the standard install sets that uses GTK-1.2 any more. It's still available via yum for those that want/need it.
So, I'm genuinely curious as to what you are trying to run/build, and if you checked that the libraries/headers are indeed installed, and if that build error is indeed due to GTK.
And on a tangental note, I've found that Linux (via Wine) often provides better backwards compatibility for older/ancient Windows software than modern Windows does, especially for stuff written during the years of massive DirectX API churn.
Posted Sep 17, 2013 13:16 UTC (Tue) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
My own tools I wrote back in the day, while learning GTK+. GTK+ 1.x has not been available in Ubuntu for a long time (don't know about others), so no headers and no libraries here. Unless I compile my own, something I'm was not very inclined to do.
Posted Sep 17, 2013 13:35 UTC (Tue) by peter-b (subscriber, #66996)
Posted Sep 17, 2013 15:02 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Oct 1, 2013 12:38 UTC (Tue) by JanC_ (guest, #34940)
Posted Sep 19, 2013 17:33 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433)
Posted Sep 19, 2013 5:24 UTC (Thu) by freetard (guest, #92836)
Try compile http://i8086emu.sourceforge.net/ on any recent distribution. RHEL family doesn't count.
Posted Sep 19, 2013 7:00 UTC (Thu) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
System: Debian Stable (7.0).
Posted Sep 19, 2013 11:39 UTC (Thu) by pizza (subscriber, #46)
Fedora 19 is about as recent as it gets, BTW.
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