Saturday, November 12, 2022

Goodbye Windows XP

This time for sure (h/t Bullwinkle)

Yesterday I finally turned off my Windows XP instance for good. It's been running for quite a long time, almost 12 years, basically as the host for the buildfarm animals currawong, brolga and frogmouth. However, XP itself went out of support on 2014, and in recent years modern Postgres will not build or run on it due to some platform limitations. The latest version of Postgres that could run on it was release 10, which has now reached end of life, so there is no longer a supported version of Postgres that can build on XP, and there is thus no longer a need for these buildfarm animals.

This means we're also probably saying goodbye to Microsoft Visual C 2008, and Msys version 1.

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