[Bf-committers] Windows XP support
martijn.berger at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 18:03:56 CET 2016
the issue is not so much technical difficulty of getting a build, that is
trivial compared to the cost of not supporting newer API's in terms of
performance and accepting bug reports from people with an ancient non
supported system and usually hardware to match.
I am happy to continue providing builds but I would really like to
discontinue support after 2.77
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:32 PM, matmenu <matmenu at live.fr> wrote:
> HI Matijn,
> It's ok to drop xp for 2.8. It would be good to keep everyone on board
> for 2.7x but if it's really to much hassle, I think everyone can
> understand. Bliblubli on BA did a xp compatible build of latest master
> with OpenVDB. Maybe you can join forces?
> On 29/01/2016 09:50, Martijn Berger wrote:
> > 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 /
> > support and windwos 7 pre SP1 has some issues there.
> > Martijn
> > On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Sergey Sharybin <sergey.vfx at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> 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
> >> XP and for the further releases switch to Windows 7+ platforms only.
> >> still be doing 64bit and 32bit builds, but just wouldn't waste time
> >> to support new features on a platform which is no longer supported by
> >> others.
> >> Thoughts?
> >> --
> >> With best regards, Sergey Sharybin
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