25th October 23:42
Legacy tool Visual cafe
Shame on me for still using Visual Cafe 4.1. It has been serving a need
and there simply hasn't been time to port some legacy applications.
Occasionally I need to rebuild the project files from the source only
(partially this is due to tool bugs that corrupt the project files). In
doing so today, when I added all my *.java files to my project, the
files were represented with 8.3 names. This had never happened before
and I can only assume that it is the result of some recent XP patches.
VC4.1 then refused to parse the files, perhaps because they had .JAV
rather than .java extensions. I know that VC uses OS revision info at
startup because a copy of VC3 shuts down immediately in XP with a
message that it does not recognize the OS.
My question is whether anyone knows of a patch that can fool VC4.1 into
thinking it is running in W2K or NT4. I believe the 8.3 problem would
go away if VC thought it was running in a recognizable OS.