Traditionally NetHack has had as a goal to run on as many different machines,
architectures, operating systems, and window systems as possible. However,
from time to time it becomes necessary to drop support for things that no one
is able to support. It's unfortunate, but if we can't test it or it prevents
us from moving forward, we have to do it.
- Support for the following will be dropped from the next major release unless
someone comes forward to maintain them:
- Macintosh Classic
- 16-bit MS-DOS
- Floppy disk support for all platforms
- Starting with the next major release, we will be dropping support for most
K&R and pre-ANSI C features, including:
- the Bitfield macro
- K&R function definitions
- Starting with the next major release, we will start using ANSI C features;
which ones have yet to be determined.
If you are actively running NetHack on a system that cannot handle full ANSI C, please let us know some details and we _might_ be able to accommodate you.
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