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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sun Jun 14 18:02:22 CEST 2020

On Saturday, 13 June 2020 00:20:46 PDT Konrad Rosenbaum wrote:
> (**)you will regularly find machines running a 2.6 kernel, some may even
> run 2.4. Many GUIs look suspiciously Motif-like and if you get to see
> the window manager behind the full-screen GUI it may look eerily CDE-ish
> or FVWM-like.

The big difference here is that those are self-support systems. I do know of 
one big company that is running 2.6.32 on their Internet-connected servers. 
But they themselves are managing that kernel and applying security fixes as 
necessary. I don't have direct evidence of the userspace state, but I suspect 
it's the same: the software is constantly getting updated with fixes developed 
in-house or backported by their team, just not with features.

I suppose a company with enough money and enough of an installed base of 
Windows could get the same from Microsoft. That contract must be in the seven-
digit USD count.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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