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29 Jul 2021 06:08:13 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.3 Released  
From: clipka
Date: 19 Feb 2017 13:35:26
Message: <58a9e56e$1@news.povray.org>
Am 19.02.2017 um 16:42 schrieb Cousin Ricky:
> On 2017-02-19 09:00 AM (-4), clipka wrote:
>> Unfortunately this performance gain comes at the cost of dropping
>> support for Windows XP (and Windows Server 2003). In order to still be
>> able to provide some level of support for these legacy operating
>> systems, we have therefore decided to keep the 32-bit binaries
>> XP-compatible for now, which on the other hand means that users of later
>> 32-bit Windows versions will miss out on the performance improvements.
> 
> Well, Microsoft has washed its hands of WinXP, so I don't see why new
> POV-Ray versions should have to support it.
> 
> And if anyone out there is still using XP, you're a sitting duck for any
> security holes that have opened up since 2014.

Let's put it this way: As long as anyone posting on these newsgroups on
a regular basis is still using XP, I prefer to keep POV-Ray alive on
that operating system.

I'd think differently about any other application; but POV-Ray is one of
the few pieces of software that make sense to be installed on an old
shoe box in a corner, with a presumably equally old operating system.


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