On Jan 7, 2010, at 7:27 PM, Krzysztof Kosiński wrote:
W dniu 8 stycznia 2010 04:06 użytkownik Jon Cruz <jon@...18...>
>> PS: I just installed WinXP in VirtualBox, and it works very well. I'll
>> post a walkthrough on a wiki. This should enable more people to help
>> with Windows problems.
> Unfortunately, that helps only a little bit.
> What is needed is for people to have a legal copy of the XP license. Microsoft
doesn't really make these affordable, even years after threatening to EOL it.
It's rather hard to buy a PC without Windows in most countries, so I
think most devs should have some license around. Vista should work as
well. I used XP because that's what I had around, and because it takes
a modest amount of disk space.
I cited the windows versions that I have, because that matches what I have bought.
Since getting those older machines, I've bought many that have no MS Windows on them
at all. Aside from the main computers I've bought with OS X on them (real UNIX®
machines, btw), I also have Linux systems. These include both netbooks and home-built
I'm also quite aware of these issues as I've been one to try to push for more help
on the windows front. Unfortunately, the majority of Inkscape dev's don't have
Windows around, and the majority of our Windows users aren't interested in the