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From sandeep krishnamurthy <sandeep.krishn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Propose to discontinue supporting Apache MXNet on Windows 7
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:39:08 GMT
+1 Thanks for bringing this up.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 6:38 AM Marco de Abreu
<marco.g.abreu@googlemail.com.invalid> wrote:

> +1
>
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 1:08 PM kellen sunderland <
> kellen.sunderland@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > +1 (non-binding)
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 1:18 AM Anirudh Acharya <anirudhkrec@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > +1 for discontinuing.
> > >
> > > On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 4:11 PM Naveen Swamy <mnnaveen@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > +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
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>


-- 
Sandeep Krishnamurthy

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