[Python-Dev] Is Windows XP still supported on Python 2.7?

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 05:04:52 EDT 2017


We have a Windows XP buildbot for Python 2.7, run by David Bolen:

test_bsddb3 fails randomly on this buildbot:

But Windows XP clearly reached its end-of-life, Microsoft doesn't
support it anymore. So my question is if it makes sense to spend time
on it?

We have a rule for new x.y.0 released, but not if a Microsoft Windows
support expires during the lifetime of a Python release (2.7 here):

Firefox made great efforts to support Windows XP last years, but they
decided to drop support last March with Firefox 52, last release
supporting XP and Visa:


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