[Geany-Devel] On Deprecation of Platforms
elextr at xxxxx
Thu Oct 3 00:19:11 UTC 2013
Its time we deprecated windows support!!
The windows code in Geany is:
- unmaintained and bit-rotting
- holding us at an unreasonably old GTK version
- hard to maintain due to being hacks on top of hacks
- few of the developers have access to a representative development setup
(no WinXP on a VM is hardly representative)
Since there has never been a case of removing support for a platform before
(that I know of) we don't have a process for doing it.
Therefore I propose that the windows version be deprecated, announcing it
on the website, user ML and #geany startup message and anywhere else it
might get through.
If this does not result in contributors who support the windows version
coming forward and actually making a difference in the code and the user
support then Windows should be dropped in a couple of versions.
I don't have any windows systems, don't use it and can't develop for it,
but I have always noted when I was aware that some issue would impact the
windows version, and have tried to help people who have had difficulties
with Geany on windows where I could.
But I have run out of patience.
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