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

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed Mar 15 17:34:08 2017  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Inaccurate Result
Status: FixedAssigned to: John Donoghue <lostbard>
Originator Name: DesOriginator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 4.2.1
Operating System: Microsoft Windows

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Fri May 19 15:58:52 2017, comment #5:

Closing as fixed

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

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

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Thu May 18 15:52:27 2017, 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 Mar 22 06:33:02 2017, comment #2:

No response. Closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Wed Mar 15 20:46:34 2017, 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 Mar 15 17:34:08 2017, 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
    Fri May 19 15:58:52 2017lostbardStatusReady For Test=>Fixed
    Thu May 18 18:31:35 2017lostbardItem GroupOther=>Inaccurate Result
      StatusConfirmed=>Ready For Test
      SummaryThinks Win8 is Win10=>[mxe-octave] nsis-installer thinks Win8 is Win10
    Thu May 18 15:52:27 2017lostbardStatusNeed Info=>Confirmed
      Assigned toNone=>lostbard
    Wed Mar 22 06:33:02 2017rik5Open/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Fri Mar 17 22:37:30 2017rik5Carbon-CopyRemoved 72865=>-
    Fri Mar 17 22:37:21 2017rik5StatusNone=>Need Info

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