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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows XP support survey
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-06 06:33:50

On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 6:16 AM, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>

> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> > The Boost SC suggested I ask about Microsoft Windows XP support in
> ...
> > 2. Whether they regularly test their libraries on a Windows XP
> > machine to ensure their libraries work there.
> I don't. My libraries are only tested on Windows XP if some testers do
> that.


> > 3. Their personal opinion about when would be best to drop mandatory
> > Microsoft Windows XP support. Individual library maintainers can of
> > course choose to keep supporting it.
> I think it is more correct to bump the default Windows target to Vista
> or even 7, if there is any significant difference. Whether or not
> particular libraries support building for older Windows is a choice of
> the library maintainers. I don't think there are mandatory
> requirements on support for a particular Windows version (or a
> particular OS in general).



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