That's what mean that the win9x is not supported as host? or that the binary files compiling with 1.7 is not work in win9x?
It is not easy to understand, why FPC 3.0 introduces support for MS-DOS 16 bit but drops compatibility with Windows 9x.
To be honest, I suspect I may be the only Lazarus user running Lazarus on a Win9x system (Win98 in a VM under Win7 and a 15 year old WinME machine (with failing hardware)).
You are wrong. FPC 3.0 does not drop Win9x compatibility.
Maybe some additional application it can be work:http://sourceforge.net/projects/kernelex/files/KernelEx/4.5.2/I found in comments of this bloghttp://blog.oldversion.com/why-use-windows-98/Who wants to try?
And Lazarus can compile but can't debug because of some dll files.