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Re: XP compatible software

#46 Post by Midas » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:05 am

  • :arrow: Interesting, but from a quick look at the repository at SF.net it seems only ffmpeg, perl, webp, and qemu are available...
    [url]https://github.com/tumagonx/XPitory[/url] author wrote:Applications that run on Windows XP. [...] A repository of personal builds (port or back-port), mirror of "last working" and URL listing (for non-OSS). Windows version assumed to be XP SP3 (32bit).

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Re: XP compatible software

#47 Post by Midas » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:26 am

FTR, JohnTHaller stated (https://www.portablefreeware.com/index. ... mment30059) that the last XP compatible Libre Office version is v5.4.3(?)...

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Re: XP compatible software

#48 Post by Midas » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:18 am

According to the changelog, as of version 2.0.x Passmark OSFMount (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2056) no longer supports XP -- thus making v1.5.1018 the last one compatible

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Re: XP compatible software

#49 Post by JohnTHaller » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:16 am

Midas wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:26 am
FTR, JohnTHaller stated (https://www.portablefreeware.com/index. ... mment30059) that the last XP compatible Libre Office version is v5.4.3(?)...
So the correct answer is here, too, LibreOffice 5.4.x maintains compatibility with Windows XP. LibreOffice Portable 5.4.4 didn't work on some Windows XP machines due to missing libraries. LibreOffice Portable Still 5.4.5 works on a clean Windows XP SP3 install even without those libraries as they are bundled with the app. PortableApps.com will continue to update and support this Still channel through June 11, 2018 when LibreOffice Still 5.4.7 is retired and the Still track moves to 6.0.x and Fresh moves to 6.1.x. On June 11, 2018, LibreOffice will no longer have a secure, maintained version for Windows XP.
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Re: XP compatible software

#50 Post by Midas » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:38 am

According to the 'readme.txt' for v5.0.3 noting a crash fix, SwiftSearch (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2954) still supported Windows XP.

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Re: XP compatible software

#51 Post by Midas » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:51 am

An article that might interest readers of this topic:

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Re: XP compatible software

#52 Post by Midas » Mon May 14, 2018 3:38 am

Also only marginally related article -- still interesting, though...
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Re: XP compatible software

#53 Post by __philippe » Mon May 14, 2018 5:25 am

Nice concept, where does one sign...? :wink:

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Re: XP compatible software

#54 Post by Midas » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:23 am

According to Ghacks.net, from January 2019 the Steam client will no longer be XP compatible:

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Re: XP compatible software

#55 Post by JohnTHaller » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 am

Midas wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:23 am
According to Ghacks.net, from January 2019 the Steam client will no longer be XP compatible:
Not surprising as XP is 0.2% of Steam usage and they're likely switching to a modern compiler.
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