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Need Info on Developer Edition

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I have a small app that I want to distribute to users of various
Operating systems from 97 to XP. Does the latest edition of Developer
Edition contain the runtimes for all previous versions or do I need to
get the Developer Edition for each version?

Thanks for any info.

ShyGuy
Nov 12 '05 #1
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> I have a small app that I want to distribute to users of various
Operating systems from 97 to XP. Does the latest edition of Developer
Edition contain the runtimes for all previous versions or do I need to
get the Developer Edition for each version?


Are you referring to "operating systems" or versions of Access? There was no
Windows 97 - that's why I ask. Access XP RunTime won't run on Windows 95, but
should be okay on Windows 98 and later and the runtime *is* Access, so there
would be no special issues there. For more specific information, see
http://www.microsoft.com/office/evaluation/sysreqs.asp.

If you were asking if the Office Developer Edition included runtimes for
multiple versions of Access, the answer is no, but previous 32-bit versions of
Access MDBs should, to the best of my knowledge, run fine under the XP runtime
environment. If you have XP Developer you could, of course, convert those MDBs
to XP format, so this wouldn't appear to be an issue in any event.

--
Bruce M. Thompson
bt******@mvps.org (See the Access FAQ at http://www.mvps.org/access)
NO Email Please. Keep all communications

within the newsgroups so that all might benefit.<<
Nov 12 '05 #2

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Thanks for the reply and the info. Your assumptions translated what I
said into exactly what I wanted to say. :-)

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 22:03:44 -0400, "Bruce M. Thompson"
<bthmpson@big_NOSPAM_foot.com> wrote:
I have a small app that I want to distribute to users of various
Operating systems from 97 to XP. Does the latest edition of Developer
Edition contain the runtimes for all previous versions or do I need to
get the Developer Edition for each version?


Are you referring to "operating systems" or versions of Access? There was no
Windows 97 - that's why I ask. Access XP RunTime won't run on Windows 95, but
should be okay on Windows 98 and later and the runtime *is* Access, so there
would be no special issues there. For more specific information, see
http://www.microsoft.com/office/evaluation/sysreqs.asp.

If you were asking if the Office Developer Edition included runtimes for
multiple versions of Access, the answer is no, but previous 32-bit versions of
Access MDBs should, to the best of my knowledge, run fine under the XP runtime
environment. If you have XP Developer you could, of course, convert those MDBs
to XP format, so this wouldn't appear to be an issue in any event.


Nov 12 '05 #3

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On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 01:09:20 GMT, Shyguy <Sh****@shytown.com> wrote:
I have a small app that I want to distribute to users of various
Operating systems from 97 to XP. Does the latest edition of Developer
Edition contain the runtimes for all previous versions or do I need to
get the Developer Edition for each version?


You need to obtain the specific developer's edition. The XP edition
only contains the run-time for XP.

Are you confusing operating systems with office editions?

Why not just distribute the most current runtime, since you are
providing the user with the runtime?

steven

Nov 12 '05 #4

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> Thanks for the reply and the info. Your assumptions translated what I
said into exactly what I wanted to say. :-)


Glad to help.

--
Bruce M. Thompson
bt******@mvps.org (See the Access FAQ at http://www.mvps.org/access)
NO Email Please. Keep all communications

within the newsgroups so that all might benefit.<<
Nov 12 '05 #5

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