[vtk-developers] Windows XP support....

Sujin Philip sujin.philip at kitware.com
Mon May 4 12:09:12 EDT 2015

The code is intended to work on 32 bit PPCs and Windows XP, though using
the slower mutexes instead of atomic variables. There is an error in
testing for atomic operations support (false positives) which is causing
the current failures. I am working on a fix.


On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Sean McBride <sean at rogue-research.com>

> On Mon, 4 May 2015 07:52:16 -0400, David Cole via vtk-developers said:
> >Was there any conclusion reached after the recent discussion about
> >whether folks are still actively using Windows XP?
> >
> >The last few days have seen massive testing failures on mirkwood and
> >dash3 Windows dashboards... Is that merely a transition through
> >figuring out the atomic int support on this platform, or is it
> >intended to work there? Or is this possibly some other Windows only
> >problem that we introduced late last week...?
> I have the same question wrt my PPC32 dashboard, which seems red for the
> same reasons:
> <https://open.cdash.org/viewBuildError.php?buildid=3798271>
> Seems to me some steps were skipped here.  Sunjin's post about dropping
> support was April 23, and no one really complained.   But before actually
> dropping support, it should have been announced that the decision was
> made.  Then docs and dashboards could be updated before the switch was
> flipped.
> Cheers,
> --
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