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Language: PowerBuilder
Expertise: Beginner
Apr 16, 1998



Building the Right Environment to Support AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Different develop/deploy operating systems

What are the issues involved, if any, if your development environment uses Windows NT and you want to deploy the application to a Windows 95 environment?

There are no issues for regular PB code development. I routinely develop on NT and deploy to Windows 95 and Windows 3.1.

Where you can run into problems is with external forces such as the Registry. The Window95 and WindowsNT registry structure is similar, but not the same. Some information is stored in different locations. Also there are differences between NT 3.5 and NT 4.0. The syntax for most API calls is also the same but some of the more exotic calls under NT are not implemented under Windows95 particularly security. Basically if you are coding regular PB code with little or no external calls to the OS then you will not encounter any problems.

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