[Mono-dev] Can't run mono-3.12.X on Windows XP (Mono-devel-list Digest, Vol 120, Issue 4)
alex.koeplinger at outlook.com
Thu Apr 9 20:59:30 UTC 2015
FYI, I looked briefly into this and I think the only thing that XP doesn't have is InterlockedCompareExchange64 win api. msvc supports the _InterlockedCompareExchange64 intrinsic we could probably use instead, but I couldn't test it since the runtime wouldn't build for me in VS when I tried.
I agree that XP is an EOL platform and we shouldn't invest any time in it (but it'd be pretty funny nonetheless if I could run asp.net 5 on a decades old OS *g*).
> Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 21:43:44 +0100
> From: directhex at apebox.org
> To: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Can't run mono-3.12.X on Windows XP (Mono-devel-list Digest, Vol 120, Issue 4)
> On 09/04/15 18:48, Keedi Kim wrote:
> > Hi, guys.
> > I tried recent version of Mono (3.12.X) on Windows XP machine. I've
> > installed Visual C++ 2013 (x86) redistributable, then installed Mono. But
> > every mono related executables are failed to run. The error message was:
> > "mono.exe is not a valid win32 application"
> > I checked download page ( http://download.mono-project.com/archive/ ) and
> > installed previous older version which is
> > mono-3.2.3-gtksharp-2.12.11-win32-0.exe then all mono binaries are executed
> > well. I wonder if the mono supports Windows XP. Are there extra works to
> > use recent version of mono in XP machine?
> Sooooooooo....... The short version is it doesn't work with 3.12+, which
> are built with Visual Studio 2013.
> I tried building with parameters to enable legacy XP support, and it
> should *install* on XP now, with the 4.0.0 alpha release - but it will
> fail to work, due to needing commands in kernel32.dll (one of the most
> fundamental Windows components) which are only available in Vista or above.
> XP stopped having any support whatsoever from Microsoft more than a year
> ago, and is now a massive security risk for anyone running it - I don't
> want to invest any more time than I already have on XP support, until
> management tells me otherwise - at which point it's the runtime team's
> problem to stop relying on basic kernel32.dll functionality.
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