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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows XP support survey
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-07 06:06:59

On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Niall Douglas
<s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 7 May 2015 at 10:34, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> >> As far as I know this is false. 2013 and 2015 have _xp toolsets that
>> >> allow building for XP..
>> >
>> > You may have missed my qualifier "nor by default".
>> No I didn't. What does it mean though?
>> A 'default' VS2013 install does have the _xp toolset and thus can
>> build for XP if the user wants.
>> Did you mean the _xp toolset isn't the default toolset?
> I was working from deprecated knowledge where the XP compatible
> toolset was previously an optional download installed after Visual
> Studio.
> VS2015 has first tier support for XP, so my argument that C++ 11

So did VS2013..

> mandatory Boost libraries cannot work on XP is invalid. That removes
> one reason to deprecate supporting XP in Boost.
> Incidentally, feelings on XP support seem very muted this time round,
> with everyone agreeing we should drop it after the next Boost
> release. I admit surprise on the consensus.

Why wait until after the next release?


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