[Bf-committers] Windows XP support

Martijn Berger martijn.berger at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 09:50:17 CET 2016

Hi Sergey,

I think that we should drop window XP after 2.77. And switch to msvc 2015
for 2.78 and 2.8 also.

We should clearly advertise windows 7 SP1. As most issue are with FMA / AVX
support and windwos 7 pre SP1 has some issues there.


On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Sergey Sharybin <sergey.vfx at gmail.com>

> Hey everyone,
> There are some difficulties in maintaining Windows XP and additionally
> there are some glitches in the toolset needed to compile Windows XP
> compatible binaries.
> So proposal is: make 2.77 a last release which officially supports Windows
> XP and for the further releases switch to Windows 7+ platforms only. We'll
> still be doing 64bit and 32bit builds, but just wouldn't waste time trying
> to support new features on a platform which is no longer supported by
> others.
> Thoughts?
> --
> With best regards, Sergey Sharybin
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