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From Naveen Swamy <mnnav...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Propose to discontinue supporting Apache MXNet on Windows 7
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:11:00 GMT
+1 to stop supporting Win7

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 3:54 PM Lin Yuan <apeforest@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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