[OpenAFS] End of life for Windows 2000?

Dave B botsch@cnf.cornell.edu
Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:02:47 -0500


While we're Win2000 free, and have been for years, we are about 50% win7 and 50%
winxp on the windows front. I'm certainly hoping to get rid of XP completely as
staff computers are updated over the next year.

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 09:57:09AM -0500, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> On 11/22/2010 9:24 AM, Phillip Moore wrote:
> > 
> > I would think for any closed operating system platform, that we should
> > drop support in sync with the vendor.  If Microsoft has stopped
> > supporting W2K, then this seems like a no-brainer to me.  So do we.  
> >  For open source operating systems, then the same thing applies,
> > assuming there's a governing body or community for that particular OS.   
> > 
> > Perhaps this is really a question that should be address by the OpenAFS
> > elders?  ( I miss you guys... :-P )
> > 
> > If we don't have a clear policy on determining when to drop a platform,
> > it costs us dearly, as supporting these "dead" platforms prevents us
> > from modernizing the environment like this.
> The purpose of this e-mail is fact finding.  Last time I asked the
> question there were still a considerable number of sites that were using
> win2000 and winxp that were holding off upgrades until their win7
> strategy was in place.  One of the challenges for these sites in
> upgrading is the lack of a trouble-free win7 client for openafs.
> The redirector releases (1.8) are not going to support Windows 2000.
> That has been stated in the past.  The question is whether killing off
> support for Win2000 in 1.6 will be too painful.
> Jeffrey Altman

David William Botsch
CNF Computing