[fpc-devel] End of support for Win XP?

NetSpirit netspirit at meta.ua
Thu Feb 1 10:46:46 CET 2018

> Probably yes, at least with the release of 3.2.0. After all, Win XP is
almost for 4 years out of
> support. But if somebody decides to stick with Win XP, he can stick also
with FPC 3.0.x, it will not
> stop working.

Please, don't drop XP support! Is it so difficult or inconvenient? At
least while new Windows versions keep some functions for compatibility.
And even after dropping such functions from Windows, it is still possible
to keep max compatibility in compiler itself (to run on Windows XP, must
not use such functions) and in RTL (allow not use such functions with
conditional defines).

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