[Development] Dropping XP?

Shaw Andy Andy.Shaw at digia.com
Tue Dec 10 09:35:53 CET 2013

> FWIW, Browser stats fun:
> Bar chart last 30 days:
> http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-201312-201312-bar
> (Windows XP still has 18.52%)
> Trend chart:
> http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-200808-201311
> Of course - it's declining. The decline seems actually to flatten out.
> I think most developers will be fine if Windows XP is dropped.
> They can always use Qt 5.2 if they ever need to target Windows XP.

In all reality though are we doing anything to assure Windows XP actually works or is it a case of we expect it to work? We could always indicate that it's not tested but if someone cares to do the patches etc then they could be accepted. Doesn't cost us anything then if you ask me.


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