in fact, going by this chart, it'll only work on 64-bit linux/macOS computers. 32-bit windows is still supported hwen the others aren't for some reason
@lynnesbian because it's still such a large platform because MS spent years selling the 64 bit version for more and they did no user education and no autoupgrade for new computers.
@wxcafe microsoft ruins everything yet again
@lynnesbian it had been a while, they need a ruining from time to time
@lynnesbian my employer have switched to Qt5 for a range of reasons and have run into the same issue there which is potentially going to mildly annoy some customers
@lynnesbian (lot of users in orgs with IT I would diplomatically describe as "glacial")
my internal dialogue right now
you should support users of legacy systems to ensure your app reaches as many people as possible
old hardware doesn't get new software
@lynnesbian at my previous job we didn't phase out support for IE6 until 201...3? and even then we had to consult with customers first
and EVEN THEN one of them afterwards came back going "your shit has just broken in two of our locations, what up"
@lynnesbian and of course they were one of the biggest clients so we had to humor them
not without giving them a big fucking invoice for making one of our poor frontend devs sit down for several weeks to patch the software up for IE6 though
@theoutrider were they running XP or something? 😬
@lynnesbian in their two biggest (outsourced on long-term contracts) call centers that used the software, yeah
@theoutrider the more i learn about software development the less i want to work in it
@lynnesbian several of the customers at my current employer have a 12-month lead time on any updates except critical security patches
@lynnesbian wait is "Qt for Python" a different thing from PyQt5
qt for python is pyside2
@lynnesbian *waits for the inevitable WxWidgets port*
@polychrome wxwidgets is too lacking for what i want to do
@lynnesbian *offers hug*
There there.. there's always ncurses!
@lynnesbian it's probaply hard to just recompile all the proprietary shit. Also apple is clever enough to don't give a shit about old standards. Gotta give em that.
@firstname.lastname@example.org's anti-chud pro-skub instance for funtimes