RFC: Dropping Windows XP support

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Thu Nov 13 16:56:47 UTC 2014

On 2014-11-13 15:25, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Austin,
> Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:16:22 PM, you wrote:
>> For one, Microsoft doesn't support XP anymore, so most people are
>> moving off it anyway. 'Soon' even XP Embedded will be obsoleted.
> at  the  end  of  http://freearc.org/Statistics.aspx page you can find
> stats  about  OS  used  by  ysers  of my program - archiver written in
> haskell.  these  are  14%  of  *geeks* using the l;atest alpha version
> (stable version of my program ddoesn't report this parameter)
> so  dropping  XP support means that newer GHC can't be used anymore to
> compile general-purpose programs targeting large user audience

I'm not sure I understand the version numbers, but it seems 95.46% of
your users a version from before June 26, 2010. How likely are they to
upgrade if they haven't upgraded since 2010?

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