[opam-devel] OPAM on Windows (1.3 Roadmap)

David Allsopp david.allsopp at metastack.com
Wed Nov 5 19:31:53 GMT 2014

Daniel Bünzli wrote:
> This is a little bit OT to the discussion but I recently have had a look
> at OCaml on windows both because of cmdliner and assemblage and I would
> just like to point out that the modern IE virtual machines (XP, Vista, 8,
> 9, and what not) [1] can be used with virtual box for testing and
> diagnosing things (e.g. assumptions about cmd.exe).
> For example ocpwin installed there without a hitch. They are time limited
> but you can simply reset to an earlier snapshot (that's actually what
> *they* tell you) IANAL but having read the license terms this is all
> perfectly legal as the machines are provided for testing purposes only.

I'm fairly sure also that licensing also permits continuous reinstallation of the 180-day trial of Windows Server (which can also be done in VirtualBox) as Microsoft simply assume that no one in their right mind would choose to do that for a production environment!


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