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bug #50552: [mxe-octave] nsis-installer thinks Win8 is Win10

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 15 Mar 2017 05:34:08 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Inaccurate Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  John Donoghue <lostbard>
Originator Name:  Des Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.2.1
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Fri 19 May 2017 03:58:52 PM UTC, comment #5:

Closing as fixed

John Donoghue <lostbard>
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Thu 18 May 2017 06:31:35 PM UTC, comment #4:

Pushed http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/rev/05b44661c970

John Donoghue <lostbard>
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Thu 18 May 2017 03:52:27 PM UTC, comment #3:

I installed Octave on a windows 8 machine recently and confirmed that it does instead report windows 8 as windows 10 in the installer.

The issue appears to be that the version 6.3 is Windows 8, however in Windows 10, they changed where the version number is maintained (yet kept the old registry value and number)

I will change the installer to use the new registry value, and if that fails, read the old version information

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Wed 22 Mar 2017 06:33:02 AM UTC, comment #2:

No response. Closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Wed 15 Mar 2017 08:46:34 PM UTC, comment #1:

I thought I had seen that before, when I had access to a win8 machine

If you run regedit, what is the value of

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\CurrentVersion

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Wed 15 Mar 2017 05:34:08 PM UTC, original submission:

The Octave installer pops up with a warning that it has detected Windows 10 on the system and states that Octave is not fully tested on Windows 10. However, my system is running Windows 8.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-05-19 lostbard StatusReady For Test => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2017-05-18 lostbard Item GroupOther => Inaccurate Result
        StatusConfirmed => Ready For Test
        SummaryThinks Win8 is Win10 => [mxe-octave] nsis-installer thinks Win8 is Win10
    2017-05-18 lostbard StatusNeed Info => Confirmed
        Assigned toNone => lostbard
        Open/ClosedClosed => Open
    2017-03-22 rik5 Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2017-03-17 rik5 Carbon-CopyRemoved 72865 => -
    2017-03-17 rik5 StatusNone => Need Info

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