Windows XP Support


I am sure that you will not have failed to notice that Microsoft will be ending support for XP from April 8th, 2014.  However, do your clients know and have they made provision for their ARev systems? 

For those of you who have been working too hard to pick up this small snippet of news, the keys details are:

After April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC.  If you continue to use Windows XP, your computer might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update.  These include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information.  Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—new drivers for your hardware and more.

Advanced Revelation will not run on workstations installed with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.  If you are running an application built with Advanced Revelation we strongly suggest that you consider upgrading to OpenInsight using Arev32.

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11 thoughts on “Windows XP Support

    1. For windows 7 the answer is sort of. Arev won’t start if you are using ud unless you register the DLLs in the registry. I posted a works forum post about it earlier this year. Sorry to do you out of the conversion consultancy work martyn 😀

      1. Replying to Martyn’s question:
        Without emulation there is no way of making a 16 bit app work on a 64 bit version of windows as they removed the NTVDM.
        To be clear Arev16 works fine on Windows 7 unless you are using the Universal driver. This fails as a default due to the VXD interface being different in win 7. But, as I said if you register the DLLs needed for UD (and copy them to the system32 folder) Arev16 UD will work (and is a good deal faster at screen updates than it was in vista)
        I no longer have the details to hand, can’t find the posting and don’t work with Arev anymore but I left the notes with my former colleagues at RL360.
        Happy registry hunting

    2. Thanks for the clarification Gary, I think that all Revelation developers are aware of the bigger picture from a technical point of view. It was at the customer (end user) level that I was more concerned about and the level that developers often don’t have control of.

      I am double checking some facts and then I might write a follow-up blog posting to better qualify the this posting.

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  2. alvaro fernandez

    If the OS is 32 bit you are fine with RevG. Arev and RevG are both 16 bit apps, so it should be same.

    I’ve tested RevG on 32 bit versions of Win7, Win8, and Windows 2008. No issues.

    1. Thanks for the clarification following your testing Alfonso. As mentioned earlier in this comment thread, I think that all Revelation developers are aware of the bigger picture from a technical point of view. However, it was at the customer (end user) level that I was more concerned about and the level that developers often don’t have control of.

      I am double checking some facts and then I might write a follow-up blog posting to better qualify the this posting.

      1. Eric Emu

        I’m certain that there are issues relating to the use of some Intel 8086 opcodes used in AREV.EXE (such as rcl and rcr) which will behave differently on 64 bit platforms. Even in a single user setting. I could take apart the exe one last time to find out where, but looking at a couple of million lines of code execute (just the UBLOCK decryption is a staggering 100,000+ operations) has made me old. I feel that you should simply upgrade to AREV32. Otherwise I’ll be sent back to write for SENL again. And there are lots of people who would shun that… Just so you know, I was once sacked for AREV’s offset 21930 bug – which set me down the path of understanding the AREV.EXE at intimate levels.

  3. Guys – Just out of interest and because I only have data from the EMEA region – those of you that are still selling RevG and ARev (not ARev32) applications to customers, how many systems have you sold this year (2013) and when was the last time you sold a system to a brand new customer?

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