[Mono-list] Application installation on Windows

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Fri Sep 1 08:02:03 EDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 12:13 +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
> The reason I tried is that there is a legacy DOS application running  
> on a Windows 95 system that I would like to replace with a more  
> modern .NET based app, and I need a way of migrating it while still  
> running.

Is Windows 2000 or Windows XP unable to run the DOS app?  Usually
they're able to run DOS apps (except maybe for games which need every
bit of memory that DOS provided...).

> The only alternative I've come up with was exposing the legacy data  
> files as a Windows share and reading them from remote; I'm still  
> figuring out the file format from a local copy so haven't tested that  
> yet - would I get change notifications from such a remote SMB share  
> with FileSystemWatcher?

I don't believe FileSystemWatcher will give "timely" notifications on an
SMB share.  It would fall back to a polling approach, so you would get
change notifications, just not as they happen (and not terribly
efficiently either).

 - Jon

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