[OpenAFS] OpenAFS vs Microsoft Windows Vista (Beta 1)

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 01:32:23 -0400

On Sunday, July 31, 2005 14:23:43 -0400 Rodney M Dyer <rmdyer@uncc.edu> 

> At 07:38 AM 7/31/2005, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>> Please be aware that OpenAFS for Windows does not run on Microsoft
>> Windows  Vista (Beta 1).   If you belong to a site that has a Microsoft
>> Support  contract or if you are part of the beta program, please file
>> a report that OpenAFS for Windows has been broken.   The more reports
>> that  Microsoft receives the more incentive they will have to fix it.
> Is this the start of finger pointing?  Whos fault is it that the OpenAFS
> client doesn't run on Vista?  The OpenAFS client runs entirely under
> userland in Windows (not in the Kernel), so I assume its using "standard"
> APIs (Microsoft standard), so it sounds like it should be Microsofts
> fault.  Microsoft breaking their own APIs again?  But can that be proven
> in a court of law?  ;-)

We have yet to find a court of law to be the best forum for resolving an 
interoperability problem.