[Development] [Interest] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6
coroberti at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 16:17:13 CEST 2020
On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:48 PM Oliver Wolff <oliver.wolff at qt.io> wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> On 11.06.2020 15:02, coroberti . wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 3:43 PM Oliver Wolff <oliver.wolff at qt.io> wrote:
> >> with Qt 6 approaching it is time to have a look at our set of supported
> >> platforms.
> >> The operating system was initially launched in 2009 and reached its
> >> official end of life in January 2020. That means that Microsoft no
> >> longer provides security updates and instances running Windows 7 should
> >> be replaced as soon as possible.
> >> Br, Olli
> > Dear Oliver,
> > The fact is that Windows-7 is supported at least till 2023.
> > Please, correct your fact table.
> > https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/partners/news/article/announcing-paid-windows-7-extended-security-updates
> It's true that Microsoft offers extended support for Windows 7. This
> support does not come for free though and there is a price tag attached.
> I think the same might apply inside The Qt Company. If you are a
> commercial customer and want to buy extended support for Qt beyond
> regular support availability periods, please get in touch with your
> Sales representative.
If you remove Win-7 from Qt-6, your suggested option of support for commercial
customers will be void for Qt-6. After removal, it will be a mess to
re-introduce it back
whatever money you will be paid. Period. Full-Stop.
Qt-6 will have less attractiveness for those bodies that need Win-7:
governments, corporates, military, health, insurance, finance, banks
and their suppliers.
At least talk to your Sales prior to doing it since they have a better
smell for money.
If Microsoft smells the money -
think twice if you'd like to lose this market in Qt-6.
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