+1 (non-binding)

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 1:18 AM Anirudh Acharya <anirudhk...@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 for discontinuing.
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 4:11 PM Naveen Swamy <mnnav...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > +1 to stop supporting Win7
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 3:54 PM Lin Yuan <apefor...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear Community,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Currently, our MXNet installation guide for Windows does not work for
> > > Windows 7. e.g. Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 is not supported on
> Windows
> > 7
> > > <
> > >
> >
> https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/support/vs2015/received-error-specified-program-requires-newer-version-windows/
> > > >.
> > > In addition, MSFT ended “Mainstream” support for Windows 7 in 2015 (
> > >
> >
> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet
> > > ).
> > > Therefore, it is not possible for developers to build MXNet and verify
> > the
> > > fix on Windows 7 platform. Given that there have been several issues
> > about
> > > MXNet error on Windows 7 (issue#9271
> > > <https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/issues/9271>, issue #8921
> > > <https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/issues/8921>, issue #11163
> > > <https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/issues/11163>), it will
> even
> > > add
> > > more burden on developers in the future if we were to continue
> supporting
> > > Windows 7.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I therefore would like to propose that we discontinue the support of
> > MXNet
> > > on Windows 7 in the next release.
> > >
> > >
> > > Specifically, this means the following required actions:
> > >
> > > 1) state the discontinuation of Windows 7 support in the release note
> > >
> > > 2) update the MXNet webpage if Windows version is mentioned.
> > >
> > > 3) update the open Github issues related to Windows 7
> > >
> > >
> > > Please share your thoughts about this proposal and/or suggest if there
> is
> > > any other missing action item from the above.
> > >
> > >
> > > Best Regards,
> > >
> > >
> > > Lin
> > >
> >
>

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