The introduction of WSAPoll in juce_Socket.cpp appears to have broken Windows XP compatibility.
Attempting to launch a binary using the current juce_Socket.cpp under Windows XP results in an error message.
According to the documentation:
The WSAPoll function is defined on Windows Vista and later.
From a comment on stackoverflow:
“[WSAPoll] Cannot be used for applications targeting Windows XP.”
Another comment on stackoverflow:
Actually, the code should be rewritten - period, since
WSAPoll()is broken and even Microsoft has gone on record saying that
WSAPoll()will not be fixed and should not be used.
It’s referring to a blog post from 2012, so I’m not sure if “WSAPoll will not be fixed” still holds.
Going back to the previous version of juce_Socket.cpp and restore Windows XP compatibility would be trivial, AFAIK nothing depends on its current implementation.
@ed95 What is the reason for this change? Breaking Windows XP support was probably not intentional.