[ros-users] communicating with windows

Geoffrey Biggs geoffrey.biggs at aist.go.jp
Wed Sep 15 07:43:28 UTC 2010

On 15/09/10 16:12, Christian Verbeek wrote:
> Vista (32bit and 64bit) and Windows 7 (32bit) do not make any difference
> to the compiler so you would just have to decide for one OS (I would
> recommend Windows 7 32bit, which is the mainstream right now).

Oh, how I wish that were so. We didn't bother with a Windows 7 test
machine for quite a while under this very assumption. Unfortunately, we
have found many times that software that tests fine under Vista fails
under 7, and vice versa. The compiler may not care, but the runtime
appears to.


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