Studio 6..1 and Windows XP

Andrew Stolarz stolarz at
Mon Mar 30 13:04:36 EDT 2015

Hi Doug,

When I have a moment this week I will fire up an older XP machine and give
it a try.


On 30 March 2015 at 12:49, Doug Easterbrook <doug at> wrote:

> hi Bas:
> it is a straight forward technical question -- 'can it be done'?
> Knowing the complete lay of the land regarding technical options is
> important and I want to find out if its an arbitrary decision placed into
> the installer, or a *real life* technical limitation.
> I'm not interested in 'well you shouldn't because.... (insert your
> technical, moral or philosophical reason why not)'.
> I'd like my customers to move forward and I have forced progress on them
> in some cases.    There are things we no longer support because our hand
> was forced, but if:
> - I do not have to force my hand
> - it is not hurting my support team
> - it is limited extra work on our behalf
> - and the client expresses a desire
> then I'll keep compatibility with older operating systems or database
> versions around unless I absolutely must have a feature that cannot be
> backward supported at limited expense
>  I prefer to keep my development tools at a defined level.   If studio 6.1
> cuts me from XP support, using the register/calldll -- thats something to
> know -- and I can make a decision.
> the very last thing I want to say to customers is...   sorry, I cannot
> help you because I wont.    I'd prefer to say, you can continue on your
> path you chose (i.e. XP),  but we recommend, as soon as you can, to put
> money into your budget to buy a machine that only runs windows 10 and hate
> it....
> sadly, both OSX (yes I love Mac) and Windows (hasn't been good customer
> experiences) are migrating to overprotection.    Yosemite hasn't been the
> best OS for running applications on.  I don't want to force customers to go
> places that they don't want to go to.
> hence..   is it possible???  anybody tried it??
> Doug Easterbrook
> Arts Management Systems Ltd.
> mailto:doug at
> Phone (403) 536-1205    Fax (403) 536-1210
> > On Mar 29, 2015, at 7:43 PM, Bastiaan Olij <bastiaan at>
> wrote:
> >
> > The big question I have is "why". XP is dead. It's leaking like a
> > basketcase and leaving your business open to a myriad of risks. You
> > never know what changes TL has made to move the product forward that
> > will break parts of your code that you haven't found yet.
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