[Development] Dropping XP?

Joseph Heenan joseph at emobix.co.uk
Wed Dec 11 12:05:30 CET 2013

On 11/12/2013 09:03, Ziller Eike wrote:
> On Dec 11, 2013, at 6:27 AM, Jonathan Liu <net147 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10 December 2013 18:34, Koehne Kai <Kai.Koehne at digia.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Another option would be to build Qt Creator 3.0 for Windows using
>> desktop OpenGL and have an option in the installer to install the Mesa
>> LLVMpipe software renderer. I have written some instructions for cross
>> compiling Mesa for Windows here:
>> http://qt-project.org/wiki/Cross-compiling-Mesa-for-Windows
> I think even if Qt will still support Windows XP (as a deployment platform) it is completely fine if the pre-built Qt Creator packages do not. At least I don’t think we should at this point start investing a lot of time on this.
> Of course if someone writes down instructions on how one can build Qt Creator even for Windows XP somewhere in our wiki (or maybe even extending/fixing the README in Qt Creator’s sources), that’d be a perfectly welcome addition ;)
> My 2 1/2 cents,
I don't know if it's been mentioned before, but in case not:

My understanding is that both firefox and chrome are now using ANGLE on 
Windows XP, but have a blacklist of some kind and refuse to run/work 
against the older (broken) display drivers.

(info came from http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=72975 )

I don't know if there's some reason this approach wouldn't work for Qt.



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