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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Jun 12 08:27:37 CEST 2020

On Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:40:03 PDT coroberti . wrote:
> Most people are using their Mac computers 7-10 years, yes without the
> security updates that for some usage patterns is still fine.

macOS 10.13 runs on all 64-bit Intel Macs. It's 10.14 that requires Haswell, 
which is today only 6½ years old. All macOS updates have been free for years. 
Why is anyone running anything older than 10.13? This is an honest question: 
what makes people not upgrade their Macs?

Per Hamish's information,  Qt 5.15 supports all 64-bit Intel Macs, which is 
what Qt has supported for years[*]. 6.0 will drop support for processors that, 
at the time of the launch, will be over 7 years old.

Note to self: make the macOS build be x86_64h by default.

[*] Apple hasn't supported 32-bit processors since 2014 and PPC since 2011.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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