Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

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Rename "System requirements" to "OS support"

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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#16 Post by vevy » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:00 pm

SYSTEM wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:15 pm
Worth noting that this doesn't work on .NET Core. While .NET Core itself is cross-platform, all major UI frameworks for it are a part of "Windows Desktop Pack" which only works on Windows: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/n ... lications/
True, but I was talking in a best-case scenario; i.e. even at their best, frameworks can't be on the same level as operating systems.

@Andrew and Midas
Indeed, I think the cost was little enough that even a minor gain makes it worth it.

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Perhaps a wiser approach was to take the opportunity to explain what "any harm in the change" might be. Unpleasantness won't give you much.
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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#17 Post by webfork » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:09 am

vevy wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Perhaps a wiser approach was to take the opportunity to explain what "any harm in the change" might be.
I don't think it's a question of harm, more don't fix what isn't broken.

As stated previously, I don't have strong feelings either way.
vevy wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Unpleasantness won't give you much.
It's possible to spend a lot of time on the database and take some changes personally - I've definitely been there before.
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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#18 Post by __philippe » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:52 am

webfork wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:09 am
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I don't think it's a question of harm, more don't fix what isn't broken.
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Cheerfully seconded ! :wink:
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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#19 Post by vevy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:02 pm

webfork wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:09 am
don't think it's a question of harm, more don't fix what isn't broken.
__philippe wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:52 am
Cheerfully seconded ! :wink:
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Why I've had my share of "Why did I decide to do this? What was I thinking?", you can't apply it to everything or you won't move forward!

Also, there are a lot of mitigations and best practices for when you decide to do it. Weigh the costs and benefits. Be familiar with the theory and the actual application. Model first. Backups. Change production last. Go gradual. etc.

One of the best places to learn how to move forward while on sure footing (as much as possible, nothing is 100% safe) is critical industries. People who make planes, heart monitors, respirators, etc.
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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#20 Post by Midas » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:17 am

Only marginally related (file under "food for thought"):

A tech company [...] introduces a new product or service without fully anticipating the possibilities for abuse. Then comes an apology and vows "to do better". It’s a wash-rinse-repeat cycle that spans decades.


Where it says "abuse", read "unintended consequences"... :thinking:

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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#21 Post by vevy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:18 am

Minor suggestion: maybe remove the "Win" from different versions? So instead of:

Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10

it would be

Win2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10

or

2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

It looks clearer to me.
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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#22 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:08 am

If you have say just Win8 and Win10 support, then it comes:

Runs on: 8/10

which seems odd to me.

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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#23 Post by vevy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:13 am

Andrew Lee wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:08 am
If you have say just Win8 and Win10 support, then it comes:

Runs on: 8/10

which seems odd to me.
LOL, solid 5/7!

Maybe you can add Win once at the beginning:
Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, Wine
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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#24 Post by Midas » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:21 am

Andrew Lee wrote: Runs on: 8/10

1/5 chance of it not running... :clown:

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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#25 Post by vevy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:23 am

Midas wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:21 am
Andrew Lee wrote: Runs on: 8/10

1/5 chance of it not running... :clown:
Gotta live dangerously!
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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#26 Post by billon » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:41 am

vevy wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:13 am
Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, Wine
Windows Wine?

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Re: Rename System requirements to "OS support" (Edit: or "Supported OS")

#27 Post by vevy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:49 am

I added it on purpose. It is not technically correct, but it is still understandable. There will always be a Windows version before it.
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