It has been a long time since I touched any classic ASP, apart from the odd quick fix to legacy projects.
Anyway, I recently helped a friend out with a project and was surprised to learn that there was an update to Windows Script, from 5.6 to 5.7. Wow! 5.6 shipped with XP, so it’s at least 5 years old.
No official release notes, but the comments in this thread indicate that:
- All the security fixes/updates made in Windows Scripting from Windows Script 5.6.
- The adaptive GC fix which was done in Jscript that ships with IE7. This is now available publicly on down level OS and for all hosts.
…and a partially fixed circular reference problem. Sigh…
It seems that the GC fix will really boost AJAX performance on IE6, so it’s a good download for Windows 2000 users who have not yet gotten with the programme and switched to Firefox, Opera, or anything else, really.
In any case, downloads: