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[quote=guenter] [quote=siria] One line causing so much trouble - incredible. Very glad it's fixed now, and still can't quite believe that there soon will be a fully working modern K-Meleon again, what no one had believed possible anymore :) Now am just wondering if there might be slight chance that some day someone may apply those same fixes also to 1.7, since the bugs seem so similar, so perhaps quick and easy. 1.7 is currently the last version possible on win98, and realized only today that it may not be as bad as I had remembered, and there are actually a few workarounds in the forum (by realgy etc.) Yes I know, no one uses it anymore, so not worth wasting time, but just in case the same fixes as for 74 might work in 1.7 too.[/quote] Which MS compiler is the maximum version currently supported by Kernel Ex? [quote=Info] [b]The Microsoft compilers that are needed to create the programs such as XULRunner exclude (do not support) unaltered Win98.[/b] VC 7.1 is the last MS compiler that supports win98 without changes was never officially supported by Mozilla. And VC7.1 does not work at all to build a GRE with version higher than 1.9 or 1.9.1x. And when the development for K-Meleon 1.6 started it was found that K-Meleon.org can create a much faster program/GRE with VC8. VC 10 is currently official Mozilla compiler but I have found a page that says the source still can compile with the older VC 8 or 9. E.g. deadlock & I have full versions of VC 8 and/or 9. Dorian seems to have or have had VC8 and VC10. Win 98 is used by several 100.000 users maybe some millions. But it is rare here, there is no K-Meleon dev that uses it, You cannot install or run compilers newer than VC6 (limited support for VC7.1). And [b]the last compiler VC7.1 and SDK (Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2) versions that supported unaltered win98 are not used or supported by Mozilla any more and that counts.[/b] [/quote] To update the K-M 1.7 is probably more work than an even better and maybe possible solution. Perhaps someone can still compile a slower (non optimized) version of the current Mozilla source 25/26 and the K-Meleon1.8 core plus dll for win98 with new kernelEx with an older compiler after the end of the development cycle for 1.8. p.s. I still have a VC 8 Professional build environment installed to build the Mozilla source. So I could still possibly build GRE 25. I will probably try IF I am still here when 1.8 is finished. Provided it is needed. You will find more details about Mozilla build limitations via: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Introduction/Obsolete_Build_Caveats_and_Tips#Windows_7_SDK But Rayflood still does test builds with VC 8 and VC 9 http://rayflood.org/mozilla/ But You will have to engage or interest a dev to build You K-Meleon.exe and kplugins with a compiler that is supported by kernel EX. I never managed to build a stable K-Meleon.exe and I stopped trying to learn to develop or build anything new because of that.[/quote]
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