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From Anirudh Acharya <anirudhk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Propose to discontinue supporting Apache MXNet on Windows 7
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:18:24 GMT
+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
> >
>

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