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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows XP support survey
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-07 07:22:25

On 7 May 2015 at 12:48, Olaf van der Spek wrote:

> > 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?

End users for Boost are anyone who consumes Boost. That's
devs/testers mostly.

> > 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?

Yes. But maybe setting _WIN32_WINNT to 0x600 or 0x601 will cause
Boost or users of Boost to break. A period of time with that turned
on so people can find problems (if any) before turning it on
permanently might be wise.

I would *assume* 0x601 will be problem free, but I can't say for
sure. I doubt anyone currently can.


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