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Subject: Re: [boost] [winapi] Default target Windows version
From: Olaf van der Spek (olaf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-15 17:05:45

On 15-10-2013 22:50, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> I wanted to ask the community if it is appropriate to raise the default to
> Windows Vista. The rationale for this is that Vista introduced a lot of useful
> APIs (in thread synchronization, in particular) and XP is losing its
> popularity and soon will be completely unsupported by Microsoft. Also, I'm not
> sure what is the current state of affair, but Microsoft already tried to drop
> pre-Vista targets in MSVC.

That kinda backfired and VC 2012 and 2013 have an option to compile
XP-compatible binaries.
What's the concrete advantage of defaulting to Vista? Performance?


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