Re: A binary that runs on Win9X and WinNT

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 19:13:08 EDT

From: "Chris Pratley" <>

> 3. The application teams are not in the business of Win32 developer
> (that is what Windows does)

Well, its actually the Platform SDK, which does draw a lot from Windows. But
developer tools are another division, entirely (per the new structure Steve
Ballmer laid out during the last big re-org).

> 4. This is intellectual property developed to add value to our
> as with any "feature". So giving it away only helps competitors, which the
> Office team is not particularly interested in.

I also get the impression that this actually not a single solution, but
multiple ones? But I do not have source to look at, this is just what I have
been able to glean from walking processes....

> That said, Basis Tech and some other third parties offer solutions for
> developers in this situation. Since they're making a business out of it,
> maybe we shouldn't offer an MS solution... :-)

Well, Microsoft has never let *that* stop them.... <g,d&r>


Michael Kaplan
Trigeminal Software, Inc.

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