[Bf-committers] Windows XP support has been dropped.

Martijn Berger martijn.berger at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 08:55:13 CET 2016

We implicitly dropped Windows XP when switching to python 3.5.
Python has the so called PEP system and PEP 11 "Removing support for little
used platforms" defines the support for windows XP to be over at the same
time Microsoft stopped supporting it. Since python 3.5 released after XP
died it does not support XP.

While it might be possible to backport python 3.5 to windows XP i think
that we should not do this.

So blender 2.77 will not run on XP. The 32 bit release requires Vista or
newer and the 64 bit release Windows 7 SP1 or newer.

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