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

Peter Lee ptle at risingsoftware.com
Fri Jun 12 09:14:37 CEST 2020

Hi Thiago,

In our field of audio, music, media.... once people have a system 
running that is stable, they often just sit there until it all dies!

That's partially for their own peace of mind and stability, but along 
with that, many tool vendors take quite a while to certify their 
offerings, both hardware and software, which gives people another reason 
to stay behind.


Peter Lee

On 12/06/2020 4:27 pm, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> 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.
*Peter Lee*
www.risingsoftware.com <http://www.risingsoftware.com/> - Auralia Ear 
Training and Musition Music Theory
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