[Bf-committers] Minimal Blender specs - 5 year old systems & OS

Thomas Dinges blender at dingto.org
Tue Jan 29 16:11:07 CET 2013

I can only fully agree with this.
It becomes a pain to support old systems, especially Windows XP and old 

Not only do we support hardware / software longer than other 3D 
software, as Blender is free people can also always stick to an older 

Am 29.01.2013 15:45, schrieb metalliandy:
> I guess it comes down to whether we all want to hold Blender hostage
> with legacy support or accept that increasing minimum specs will force
> some users to upgrade. No other 3d program retains support for the same
> length of time that Blender does and even 5 years is much more than most
> 3d software vendors support for, which is commendable for Blender, but
> we need to be careful that it doesn't hinder Blenders performance or
> stops devs adding features that only new(ish) hardware supports.

Thomas Dinges
Blender Developer, Artist and Musician


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