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Author steve.dower
Recipients CAM-Gerlach, DMI-1407, ZackerySpytz, eryksun, izbyshev, lukasz.langa, paul.moore, pitrou, python-dev, steve.dower, terry.reedy, tim.golden, veso266, zach.ware
Date 2021-03-24.11:55:28
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FWIW, the installer change was only to forcibly warn naive users that they need to stick with the previous version, so I wouldn't read much into it. It's easily rolled back.

The real issue is that we need to decide how to drop support _somehow_, and following the company that has the most to gain/lose from declaring support for one of their platforms makes the most sense.

If we had a dedicated maintainer who was supporting Win7 and making releases for it, then we (i.e. they) could support it. But then, there's nothing to stop someone doing that already, and even to stop them charging money for it if they want (which they wouldn't be able to do under the auspices of python-dev). So I suspect nobody is really that motivated ;)

(Also, a "little bit of complaining" here is totally worthwhile, as it helps us gauge community sentiment. Without it, we're limited to trawling forums and Twitter - especially without conferences to actually meet and hear directly from people - and so our inputs are biased. Having polite, informed, discussion on the tracker is a great way for us to see and capture these positions.)
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