This discussion has been locked.
You can no longer post new replies to this discussion. If you have a question you can start a new discussion

What is the purpose of packaging legacy applications?

What is the purpose of packaging legacy applications?

Parents
  • Verified Answer

    I assume you refer to packaging these as a Hybrid Workspaces application.

    This can be done for many reasons, to simplify distribution, to allow to run them isolated so they won't conflict with other applications (allowing to run two different versions of an application on a single machine) or sometimes to resolve compatibility issues where containerizing the app allows them to run on Windows 10 or 11 while they normally wouldn't be able to run. You can for example package an application on a 32 bit system and have them run on a 64 bit platform, the app within the container will still assume it's running on a 32 bit system.

Reply
  • Verified Answer

    I assume you refer to packaging these as a Hybrid Workspaces application.

    This can be done for many reasons, to simplify distribution, to allow to run them isolated so they won't conflict with other applications (allowing to run two different versions of an application on a single machine) or sometimes to resolve compatibility issues where containerizing the app allows them to run on Windows 10 or 11 while they normally wouldn't be able to run. You can for example package an application on a 32 bit system and have them run on a 64 bit platform, the app within the container will still assume it's running on a 32 bit system.

Children
No Data