Subject: Re: [boost] Windows XP support survey
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-07 18:48:55
On Thursday 07 May 2015 22:31:37 Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On 05/07/2015 12:56 PM, Niall Douglas 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
> > 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.
> That might be too early. I, for one, object to artificially removing support
> for XP, which is what you appear to propose. It's still an OS used by
> people, so it's reasonable for app developers to target it, and having
> boost.config error out on XP will be bad.
Would it be ok if we just change the default in libs/winapi? XP would still be
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