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From "Srivastava, Rohit Kumar" <srivastava....@buckeyemail.osu.edu>
Subject Re: Propose to discontinue supporting Apache MXNet on Windows 7
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2018 16:14:01 GMT
+1

On 8/29/18, 8:39 AM, "sandeep krishnamurthy" <sandeep.krishna98@gmail.com> wrote:

    +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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