[Mono-list] Windows version does not work on Win98

Gert Driesen gert.driesen@pandora.be
Fri, 4 Jun 2004 06:46:43 +0200

Microsoft does have a "Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems" :



----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Morgan" <danielmorgan@verizon.net>
To: "'Joop'" <gkokmdam@zonnet.nl>; <mono-list@lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 2:52 AM
Subject: RE: [Mono-list] Windows version does not work on Win98

> There is also the issue of Unicode (or lacking) support in Windows 98.
> Serge did something to get it to work on Windows 98, such as, including
> unicows.dll ?
> Look in the archives of mono-list or mono-devel-list.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com
> [mailto:mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Joop
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 1:52 AM
> To: mono-list@lists.ximian.com
> Subject: [Mono-list] Windows version does not work on Win98
> Hi list
> has anyone tried to install Mono 1.0 Beta 2 on Windows 98?
> The installer does not fail and nicely tells me that all went well. Then
> I have to change the bat-file setmonopath.bat to include " in the PATH
> because Windows 98 does not like the spaces in the PATH-name. But then
> the real problem arises. When I start mono or mcs a error
> message pops up and tells me:
>     The PSAPI.DLL file is linked to missing export NTDLL.DLL:_stricmp
> This looks like the lot is compiled for NT or higher iso Windows 98
> (sorry, I still only have Windows 98 and would love to move to Linux but
> that still program calling it self Progress does not work on Linux as a
> client (GUI) so I'm stuck)
> I'd love either to see this solved by seeing a version for Windows 98 or
> at least that the installer checks what version of Windows I have and
> then say sorry to me and that this setup is only for WinNT/2000/XP and
> up(?). Maybe offer to go on anyway, but at least warn,
> Seeing that .NET by M$ does work on Windows 98, it would be nice if Mono
> would also work on Windows 98. I understand that there might not be as
> high a demand for that but a setup that does not check for the right
> version of Windows is just not very friendly.
> Thanks for all the work put in! I find Mono a interesting alternative.
> wkr, Gerke
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