Removing x86 support in 5.7

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Removing x86 support in 5.7

Post by martin » 2019-08-02 06:41

I'm leaning towards removing x86 support in 5.7 and just supporting x64. The main reason is 'development experience'. Maintaining two separate versions increases build times, makes code more complex, makes it take longer to set up a dev environment and so on.

Any thoughts on that?
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Re: Removing x86 support in 5.7

Post by mattg » 2019-08-02 07:22

just do it.

Most programs these days for windows don't come in 32 bit flavours anymore, only 64 bit.
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Re: Removing x86 support in 5.7

Post by jimimaseye » 2019-08-02 09:02

mattg wrote:
2019-08-02 07:22
just do it.

Most programs these days for windows don't come in 32 bit flavours anymore, only 64 bit.
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Re: Removing x86 support in 5.7

Post by 1ucasPitts » 2019-08-02 14:56

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Re: Removing x86 support in 5.7

Post by BeSmart » 2019-08-08 18:01

Maybe Windows XP/Vista/7/8 support should be removed as well.

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Re: Removing x86 support in 5.7

Post by martin » 2019-08-08 19:01

I have removed x86 support now.

Removing Windows 7/8 seems a bit premature. They are still supported by Microsoft (unless you're talking about specific service pack configurations).
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Re: Removing x86 support in 5.7

Post by BeSmart » 2019-08-13 18:19

Martin,

Support for Windows 7 ends in 6 months (January 14, 2020 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281), support for Windows 8 ended 3 years ago (January 16, 2016 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... s-products).

I guess moving to Windows 8.1+ for the 5.7 branch and leaving the 5.6 branch as is until EOL should not cause any issues. Doing so allows you to upgrade the 5.7 branch to the latest technology stacks.

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