[Interest] [Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6

coroberti . coroberti at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 06:40:03 CEST 2020

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 3:45 AM Hamish Moffatt
<hamish at risingsoftware.com> wrote:
> On 12/6/20 10:17 am, Scott Bloom wrote:
> > Why is Win7 being dropped?  I (my company) has gotten burned pretty hard by the dropping of CentOS 6, similar reasons listed for win7..
> It's funny that there's so much discussion about dropping Windows 7
> which was released 11 years ago.
> Yet Qt 5.15 already dropped macOS prior to 10.13, which is not even 3
> years old. And Qt trunk requires 10.14, which is only 2 years old. This
> is really a major PITA.
> Hamish

Dear Hamish,
I could easily agree with you that treatment of Mac OS by Qt is not correct.

Most people are using their Mac computers 7-10 years, yes without the
security updates that for some usage patterns is still fine.

The real problem for many customers of Win-7 is that they cannot
migrate to Win-10
due to data being sent to Microsoft. (They are even considering Linux
and Mac options
because of that).

And yes these customers would like to have fancy new features within
the nearest 10 years.

Kind regards,

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