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From Lin Yuan <>
Subject Propose to discontinue supporting Apache MXNet on Windows 7
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2018 22:54:11 GMT
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
In addition, MSFT ended “Mainstream” support for Windows 7 in 2015 (
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
<>, issue #8921
<>, issue #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,


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