for 2 reasons:
Downside: newer builds do not support XP
The plan: ship both versions and choose the appropriate one at runtime based on OS version detection (ie: use the old one for XP).
The env var
XPRA_USE_NEW_PLINK can be used to force the use of the new plink (value "1") or disable it (value "0").
Otherwise we use the new plink (located in the new application subdirectory
TortoisePlink) when we detect Windows version "5.x" or later.
uses the new plink as default, only tries to old one on XP
I give up with the runtime approach above, the patch did not help, win32 is no cooperating and is just not helping me figure out why this does not work. (tried hacking the %PATH%, current working directory, etc..)
We still ship the old Plink.exe in a
TortoisePlink-XP sub-folder, this is used by the installer hack, and could be used for switching back to the old plink - should someone wish to do that (for whatever reason). Costs us about 1MB of disk space.
The updated build files rely on extra folders for plink, you will need:
/e/Xpra-Build-Libs/TortoisePlink: total 2224 drwxrwxrwt+ 1 XP_Pro None 0 Jan 27 20:32 . drwxrwxrwt+ 1 XP_Pro None 0 Jan 27 20:00 .. -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 18624 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 18624 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 21184 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 19136 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 19136 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 18624 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 22720 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 19136 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 20672 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 19648 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 19136 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 29376 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 26816 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 23232 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 24768 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 24768 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 21184 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 19136 Dec 13 19:55 api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 439608 Dec 13 19:55 msvcp140.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 400768 Dec 13 23:23 TortoisePlink.exe -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 921280 Dec 13 19:55 ucrtbase.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 85328 Dec 13 19:55 vcruntime140.dll
/e/Xpra-Build-Libs/TortoisePlink-XP: total 1756 drwxrwxrwt+ 1 XP_Pro None 0 Jan 24 22:27 . drwxrwxrwt+ 1 XP_Pro None 0 Jan 27 20:00 .. -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 535008 Nov 6 2012 msvcp110.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 875472 Nov 6 2012 msvcr110.dll -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 1318 Dec 10 2011 Putty-LICENSE.txt -rwxrwxrwx+ 1 XP_Pro None 379776 Mar 19 2015 TortoisePlink.exe
@smo: over to you to update your build systems, then please re-assign to afarr so we can check that this doesn't break anything
The new alert box can be skipped by executing the build with:
win32\PY27_MSVC_BUILD.BAT /SILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES
(the same flags are passed to the .exe installer)
Breaks Windows Vista, see #1117.
The correct file list can be found here: ticket:1117#comment:5.
@smo: update your build machine then please close. (feel free to test on Vista / win10 / whatever)
I've updated to tortoisesvn 1.8 since 1.9 can't install on windows XP is this correct if so this is working.
@smo: no, see comment:2 : A trimmed down version of the new plink from the latest tortoise svn installation (only installable on win7..). You need to grab the installation directory from a win7 system - 1.9 won't install on XP, but we need 1.9 to get the patched plink.
Should be easy to test: XP should work as before (and show a warning during installation) and use the older plink, win7 onwards should have the newer plink installed.
Tortoisesvn 32bit installation doesn't allow installing it on Windows7 64 bit with error message.
You are attempting to run the 32-bit installer on a 64-bit version of Windows. Please install the 64-bit version of TortoiseSVN instead.
I need to get this installed on a 32 bit system but I don't have any handy.
If this works for you I suggest we just close this instead of waiting for me.
@smo: afarr has got one. That's how I got mine.
You need this working because you may need to use the SSH transport when testing stuff.
This is working and I get the warning on windows xp
this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1095