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Re: Should we drop XP?


On 1 April 2015 at 13:26, Alexander Larsson <alexl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On ons, 2015-04-01 at 14:24 +0200, Emmanuel Briot wrote:
>> > 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
>> Thanks for the pointers by the way.
>> I understand now that in both threads, the proposal is to drop XP support for glib.
>> Does this have any impact on gtk+ itself (it seems to me that none of the API
>> proposed in the two links above are used by gtk+) ?
>> If that's pure glib, I withdraw my comments since I only use glib through what
>> part of it is used by gtk+.
>> Other users might have different use, of course.
> Well, a future version of gtk+ may pull in a dependency on a later
> version of glib (which drops XP support)for some unrelated feature. This
> would then make it hard to use that version of Gtk+ on XP.

If we want to keep GTK+ 2.24 working on Windows XP regardless of
GLib's own support, then we could add a version check inside GTK+, or
limit the build requirements, so that application developers still
targeting Windows XP can know which versions of GLib can be used to
build for that platform.


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