Re: Windows XP
Because I am a one man company with an application written in Visual Studio 6 which extends to over 130,000 lines of code and I don't have the time to rewrite it for .Net.
And why would I need to rewrite it? Because there seems to be a discrepency between how I and Microsoft define 'compatability' when it comes to backward compatability.
Under the latest operating systems it simply borks loading into the VS compiler. And there was me at the turn of the century choosing that operating system and Microsoft because then back in those heady days things were steady, stable and supported.
So, unless I stop work for a good number of months and recode everything I am stuck with XP. But I would simply just retire first and have done with it all. And if I did move to rewrite everything then it wouldn't be using .Net because I don't trust Microsoft any longer not to change things with .Net.
Which they have done so already.
So, what would you suggest that I do here? Seriously, what is your real world solution? And, oh, in case you ask why I haven't been slowly recoding this over the last fifteen years it's because I have been adding features to the application and things don't stop.