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[eclipse-dev] Removing support for SWT on Windows XP

Microsoft support for Windows XP, including security updates, ended in April 2014 and Windows XP has not been listed as a target environment for the Eclipse Platform for several years. However, there is still a significant amount of legacy code in SWT that deals specifically with Windows XP, to the point that it is making it difficult for the SWT developers to evolve SWT for newer versions of Windows.

Given this, and the small number of active SWT committers, and the comparatively very limited consumption of Windows XP, we plan to remove XP related code for Photon (4.8).

Please speak up if that causes a serious problem for you.

The Eclipse Project PMC