[Development] Dropping XP?

Koehne Kai Kai.Koehne at digia.com
Tue Dec 10 08:34:10 CET 2013

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> From: development-bounces+kai.koehne=digia.com at qt-project.org
> [mailto:development-bounces+kai.koehne=digia.com at qt-project.org] On
> Behalf Of Thiago Macieira
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 11:24 PM
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> Subject: [Development] Dropping XP?
> As Kenneth reminds us[1], Microsoft is ending the security updates for
> Windows XP in April 2014. That's about when we plan to release Qt 5.3.

Actually ANGLE (one of the OpenGL backends we have for Windows) doesn't support Windows XP already now, which is why e.g. Qt Creator 3.0 will not support it either in 5.2.

> Should we stop supporting Windows XP? Is there anything we can improve in
> our codebase if we do?

I don't know about the codebase, but given the feedback for Qt Creator there are still a lot of people using XP even as a development platform ... so I'd expect quite some backslash if we completely drop support for Windows XP, at least for 'traditional' QWidget based apps.

My 2 cents


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