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Message 383 - Posted: 20 Feb 2006, 18:57:02 UTC

I have just attached a WinME box to this project, and am wondering if this is a useful thing to do.

I realise that Win9x an WinME are not officually supported by Rosetta or Ralph, so that any operating ystem specific bugs that come to light may well not warrant attention.

However my thinking is that even if the bugs are not fixed, given that a number of people currently do run Rosetta with unsupported OS\'s, it might be useful to know about any problems up front?

If you tell me this is a bad idea, I will happily remove this box from Ralph right away.

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Message 385 - Posted: 20 Feb 2006, 19:24:18 UTC - in response to Message 383.  

I have just attached a WinME box to this project, and am wondering if this is a useful thing to do.

I realise that Win9x an WinME are not officually supported by Rosetta or Ralph, so that any operating ystem specific bugs that come to light may well not warrant attention.

However my thinking is that even if the bugs are not fixed, given that a number of people currently do run Rosetta with unsupported OS\'s, it might be useful to know about any problems up front?

If you tell me this is a bad idea, I will happily remove this box from Ralph right away.

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Good question. We should ask directly. I think it might be harder for them to decide if the problem was OS related or truely somethng RALPH related. But, One of us should put the question to them directly and I can put the answer in the FAQs.

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Message 388 - Posted: 20 Feb 2006, 19:42:33 UTC

I didn\'t know it was an issue, sorry, I\'ve been successfully using my win98se machine here.
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Message 436 - Posted: 21 Feb 2006, 20:05:58 UTC

Yes, go ahead and attach them.
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Message 524 - Posted: 23 Feb 2006, 10:07:14 UTC
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Well, even if a bug does show up with a winME box, in the course of testing, some info that would help isolate it could come to light in comparing the result, say river might get here, to a result others of us do...

For instance (albeit I have a winXP SP2 box here), on uFluids there was a given WU of a new type over there that proved problematic... The tell tale sign was when I checked the WU ID, and even though we didn\'t all have the same OS/comp config, every single person the WU was issued to got a computing error, with an early abort, with practically the same stderr...

If a winME box is the only one to see the prob, it could suggest OS... I suppose there are enough clients of other type to see if the rest of us see some of these problems also, or not...
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