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Is there a difference between a Max5 XP and Win7 application build?

Nov 07 2011 | 12:04 pm

I need to compile my patch into a Max5 application to run on a Windows 7 machine. I don’t have Win7 myself and I am wondering if I could just as well use XP for it. Would there be any difference in the dlls and resulting app?

Nov 07 2011 | 3:54 pm

HI Thijs,

No, there is no difference.



Nov 07 2011 | 6:52 pm

Although Andrew’s response is correct as far as it goes, depending on what you’re doing you may find behavior differences (technically referred to as "gotchas":-) on different flavors of Windows.

For instance, I had an app that was writing temp files for audio input. Worked fine on XP. Vista and 7 didn’t like the location used in certain circumstances, however, at which point the app needed some restructuring to find a new home for those temps.


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