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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Did we ever reach consensus on support for Windows 2000
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:08:57 GMT
On 9/28/12 9:48 AM, Armin Le Grand wrote:
>     Hi,
> 
> On 27.09.2012 23:50, Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Keith N. McKenna
>> <keith.mckenna@comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> snip
> 
>> Ah, I just had an idea.  Google Analytics tells us how many users are
>> running Windows 2000.  It gets that info from the browser agent header
>> in the HTTP requests.  If I look at all website visits since AOO 3.4.0
>> was released the breakdown for Windows users is:
>>
>> 7    58.83%   
>> XP    29.74%
>> Vista    10.31%
>> NT    0.62%
>> Server 2003    0.36%
>> 2000    0.13%
>> 98    0.01%
>> ME    0.00%
>> CE    0.00%
>> (not set)    0.00%
>> 95    0.00%
>>
>> So, 0.13% are running Windows 2000.
> 
> With that numbers I would propose to drop everything below 1%. We are
> lucky, we do not need to *guess*, we have numbers. Thanks, Rob!

I agree sometimes a decision can be made very easy by simply looking on
the numbers.

That means no special support for these platforms but also nothing
against it as long as it doesn't block us with future development.

Juergen

> 
> We have limited ressources and everything we try to keep alive costs
> some of these (even if not always recognized, see binfilter discussions).
> 
> With limited ressources keeping this means to evtl. not do things which
> would serve the other 99% better.
> 
> Drop it.
> 
> Just my 2 ct...
> 
>> When thinking of whether  we "support" a platform or not, a question
>> to consider:  If a serious security flaw were found tomorrow that only
>> impacted AOO 3.4.1 running on Windows 2000, would we drop everything
>> to develop a patch?
>>
>> If not, then we don't really "support" a platform.  IMHO we need to be
>> careful about how we put our name, brand and reputation behind the
>> word "support".  If it means something at all it means that if we
>> screw up the brand is hurt.  So we should only claim support for
>> things that we are confident of.
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>>> Regards
>>> Keith
>>>
>>
> Sincerely,
>     Armin
> -- 
> ALG


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