Google LLC urges Chromium developers to stop using Windows 7

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Google LLC urges Chromium developers to stop using Windows 7:

Microsoft has already made it clear that Windows 7 reliance should be drawing to an in-depth. Therefore, its focus is on migrating people and businesses to Windows 10 – its latest OS with quite a 50% market share.

Later, after 11 months, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7, as it’ll not receive any future updates from Microsoft. Google has finally urged Chromium developers to prevent using Windows 7 because it’s not supported by both Microsoft and Chromium community.

“I don’t remember a choice to need Windows 10, but it seems inevitable that it’ll happen at some point, and perhaps that point as now. There are a couple of Windows 7 breaks lately, and it eventually gets expensive to stay fixing them,” explained Bruce Dawson, Google engineer.

In a new commit, Google confirmed that Windows 7, not works for building Chromium, and Windows 10 is now a requirement. Since Windows 7 is an unsupported OS, a readable error message will be displayed when developers plan to build their Chromium apps.

It’s worth noting that this announcement is aimed toward developers only, and Chromium-powered browsers will still work on Windows 7, as previously confirmed by Google.

“Chromium and its derivatives still run on Windows 7. This only affects developers,” Google noted.

Developer community fixes will be accepted, but thus far, nobody has volunteered to feature support for Windows 7. Developers using Chromium should either upgrade to Windows 10 or consider trying apps like Process Explorer to detect problems with Chromium on Windows 7.

Google developers have already stopped using Windows 7 to create Chrome, but it’s unclear when Chromium will completely pack up on older platforms.

 

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