[Development] Dropping XP?

Christoph Cullmann cullmann at absint.com
Tue Dec 10 21:30:06 CET 2013

> On terça-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2013 12:30:23, Knight Andrew wrote:
> > I don't think there's much benefit to rushing into this. In the cases where
> > WinRT's native API is wildly different than Win32, we can use a new CPP
> > file. Apart from a cleaner codebase, I don't see much benefit in ripping
> > out code before Qt 6 - leaving it there allows the community to continue
> > trying to support Windows XP.
> That's why I asked if there's something that makes our codebase cleaner by
> cleaning up. Remember when we dropped non-Unicode Windows support? It cleaned
> up a lot of #ifdef UNICODE and QT_WA() usages.
> John has one point: he could remove the fallback code for the timezone
> support.

I can only tell that our customers in automotive/avionics use XP a lot.

Even after the M$ support expires next year, I guess it will take at least 1-2 years until
it really kind of expires.

If 5.3 and upwards will drop XP support, many people needing
XP will be forced to skip new features (and non-critial bugfixes or perf. improvements that are not backported).


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