Using EasySIGN under Windows 98
version 4.X still supports Windows98™ and WindowsME™
but with some limitations. Not all functionality will work as
expected due to the fact that Windows98™ and WindowsME™
are outdated Operating systems that do not meet modern requirements
(Release dates : 30-Jun-1998 and 31-12-2000). EasySIGN is build
using .NET (dot-net) and therefore requires a reasonably up-to-date
Microsoft™ has ended hotfix support for Windows98 on 30-Jun-2003
and on 31-dec-2003 for WindowsME™. To take full advantage
of EasySIGN (and other modern applications) we strongly suggest
upgrading to at least Windows2000™ and even better, to WindowsXP™.
If you want to learn more about Microsoft™ Product Lifecycle
Dates (Windows Product Family) follow the link below.
(Search for Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition)
Due to ending the support for Windows98™ and WindowsME™
by Microsoft™, as of EasySIGN version 5, Windows98™
and WindowsME™ will no longer be supported. Until then,
EasySIGN version 4.X will keep supporting Windows98™ and
WindowsME™ (unless mentioned here otherwise) but with some
minor limitations. Check out the part below to find out what these
limitations are and the workarounds (if any).
Know limitations on Windows98™ with EasySIGN
Large Format Printing
Windows98™ is not
suited for Large Format Printing due to limitations in print sizes.
A maximum of 32767 pixels of width can be printed. This means
that on a 720 DPI printer, a maximum width of 45.5 Inch applies
(32767/720). Print length is not limited.
Know bugs on Windows98™ with EasySIGN
Query page size
After querying a page size EasySIGN has to be restarted before sending plot
data. This has to be done only once after a new query for a page size. Failing
to restart EasySIGN after querying a page size could cause EasySIGN to crash on
some Windows98™ operating systems. More recent Operating Systems like
Windows2000™, WindowsXP™ and higher do not have this limitation.