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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows XP support survey
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-07 06:48:21

On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Niall Douglas
<s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 7 May 2015 at 12:06, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> > 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?
> 1. The Windows Server based on XP hasn't EOLed yet. In July it will.

Perhaps you should mention server 2003 too then..

> 2. End users will need to be warned next release that that will be
> the last with XP support.

End users don't care / know about Boost. Do you mean downstream developers?

> There are a *lot* of end users who care deeply about XP support. It's
> still 15% of the PC desktop market. They should be warned about this
> change. In the end though, if none of the devs are testing for XP, I
> think we have to drop guarantees for it.
> That said, I'd support develop branch going Vista only from now on.
> Master branch should stay at XP for one more release.

Won't the next release be based on the (current) develop branch?


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