[fpc-devel] End of support for Win XP?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Feb 1 14:42:50 CET 2018

On Thu, 1 Feb 2018, Sven Barth via fpc-devel wrote:

> Am 01.02.2018 14:31 schrieb "Michael Van Canneyt" <michael at freepascal.org>:
> On Thu, 1 Feb 2018, Denis Kozlov wrote:
> A proposal:
>> 1) Use windirs.GetWindowsSpecialDir in fpttf.pp, which already uses a more
>> backwards compatible SHGetFolderPath().
>> 2) Optionally, improve windirs.GetWindowsSpecialDir to use a newer
>> SHGetKnownFolderPath() when it is available.
>> If this is suitable, I can produce a patch for both.
> I would not bother with 1, since the goal is to remove the reference to a
> font
> directory on windows and use the font API of the OS.
> But why implement retrieving the folder multiple times? It's the purpose of
> the WinDirs unit after all and it can default to the newer API if it's
> available.

By replacing it with a 'better' call, you lower the need for the switch to the font API.


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