If we really want to discontinue the support on Win7, maybe it should happen in 
a major release like 2.0.0.


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Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:21 PM
To: dev@mxnet.incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Propose to discontinue supporting Apache MXNet on Windows 7

Hi Hagay,

To minimize the impact to existing customers, I suggest we support MXNe 1.3 
installation on Windows but defer all the bug fix to Windows 10 version and ask 
users to migrate. Then we officially discontinue the support on Windows
7 in the 1.4 release.

Thanks,

Lin

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 1:29 PM Hagay Lupesko <lupe...@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 (non-binding)
> Thanks for raising this Lin!
> Are you suggesting to do it as part of MXNet 1.3?
>
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 9:14 AM Srivastava, Rohit Kumar < 
> srivastava....@buckeyemail.osu.edu> wrote:
>
> > +1
> >
> > On 8/29/18, 8:39 AM, "sandeep krishnamurthy" <
> sandeep.krishn...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >     +1 Thanks for bringing this up.
> >
> >     On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 6:38 AM Marco de Abreu
> >     <marco.g.ab...@googlemail.com.invalid> wrote:
> >
> >     > +1
> >     >
> >     > On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 1:08 PM kellen sunderland <
> >     > kellen.sunderl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >     >
> >     > > +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-sp
> ecified-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
> >     > > > > >
> >     > > > >
> >     > > >
> >     > >
> >     >
> >
> >
> >     --
> >     Sandeep Krishnamurthy
> >
> >
> >
>

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