> On Dec 14, 2017, at 07:26, wm4 <nfx...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > I propose that FFmpeg sets the minimum supported Windows version to > Windows Vista (or maybe Windows 7). This would remove Windows XP > support. > > The reason is that Windows XP does not provide certain convenient APIs, > in particular locking primitives that map well to pthread. There are > other problems, such as upstream projects dropping XP support, and > developers not being able to test. > > Dropping it has advantages for us. For example, it would allow is to > rewrite the messy locking code for AVCodec registration, which has been > a topic recently. > > Microsoft ended all support for Windows XP on January 31, 2009. That's > almost a decade ago. There is a lack of security updates, which makes > merely using Windows XP dangerous. There is no reason to put so much > effort into supporting an old, unsupported OS. > > We should drop XP support, and allow unconditional use of Windows Vista > APIs. > > I'm also casting an internal vote to probe for support (this vote is > meant for members of the FFmpeg voting committee only). > > The subject of the vote is: > > Should we drop support for Windows XP starting in git master and the > next FFmpeg major release?
Yes. > > Current release branches are explicitly unaffected. > > My own vote on this issue is "yes" (assuming I still have a right for a > vote, I really don't know). > _______________________________________________ > ffmpeg-devel mailing list > email@example.com > http://ffmpeg.org/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-devel _______________________________________________ ffmpeg-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://ffmpeg.org/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-devel