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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH libosinfo] Handle distinction of OS vs kernel version correctly.



On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 09:47:30AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 09:27:35AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > No, I don't believe that is correct. This is conflating the Windows
> > kernel version (6.1) with the windows OS version (7). I in fact *do*
> > consider the Windows 2008 OS version to be 2008, but it has a kernel
> > version of 6.1. It is not OS version 6.1. Some Windows releases don't
> > have any sane version at all (Vista, ME, etc) in which case I'm just
> > leaving the data blank, but there is still a kernel version number
> > available for them.
> 
> I would have thought that if "Windows 7" was really version 7, there
> would have been 6 preceding versions called Windows 1 through 6.  In
> fact there were more like a dozen preceding versions according to
> Wikipedia.  Anyhow, everyone refers to the version in the registry,
> which for "Windows 7" is 6.1.

After researching some more I found this page

  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724832%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Since Microsoft themselves officially say these are the real version
numbers, I'm withdrawing this patch.

Daniel
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