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Re: Should we drop XP?




Hi;

On 1 April 2015 at 13:12, Alexander Larsson <alexl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On ons, 2015-04-01 at 14:11 +0200, Emmanuel Briot wrote:
>> >> and afaik fan or lrn had some ideas to improve some parts of the code
>> >> once xp is dropped
>> >
>> > Sounds like its time to drop it then!
>>
>>
>> On the other hand, there are industrial users out there who still haven't
>> moved to more recent versions of Windows (for various reasons, possibly
>> missing drivers for their old hardware, or because they have too many machines
>> to upgrade easily).
>> As a developer of gtk-based software, I'd like to be able to keep supporting them
>> as long as possible. I understand the need to get rid of obsolete platforms, so perhaps
>> it would be nice to have more details on which parts of the code can be improved
>> once XP is dropped.

Just for reference, we've already had this discussion various times:

  https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2014-December/msg00055.html
  https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2013-October/msg00145.html

Both threads outline what we'd be dropping with Windows XP support.

If you're still running Windows XP in 2015 then you should not really
aim for upgrading to bleeding edge dependencies; the previous releases
of GLib and GTK+ would still work for you.

Ciao,
 Emmanuele.

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