Re: Should We Start Dropping Windows XP Support?
- Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:48:03 +0000
- From: Martyn Russell <martyn@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Should We Start Dropping Windows XP Support?
On 30/12/14 09:45, John Emmas wrote:
I work on an audio product called Mixbus which uses gtk+ (albeit gtk2,
rather than gtk3):-
I've been arguing for a year or more that we should phase out XP support
- but the more senior devs don't agree. Why? Because a surprising
number of our Windows users are still running XP (probably more than a
third). XP is still far more common than you might think.
I agree that we should base this decision on numbers.
When I was porting to Windows some years back, one of the more positive
things about using GTK+, was the fact that the same installer/app would
work across a lot of versions of Windows. It was my experience that
native app developers always had to write compatibility layers and it
cost them time. I think this is a feature that makes life for developers
If what John says is true (about 1/3 are stilling using XP), I would
vote to wait a while.
Founder & Director @ Lanedo GmbH.
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