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Add a Windows XP compatible build #1445

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bjorn opened this Issue Feb 15, 2017 · 7 comments

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bjorn commented Feb 15, 2017

Support for Windows XP was dropped in Qt 5.7 (used since Tiled 0.17.0). Some people are still trying to use Tiled on Windows XP, so it would make sense to add an explicit Windows XP build compiled against Qt 5.6.

http://discourse.mapeditor.org/t/help-tiled-broke/1851/10
https://twitter.com/Yanrishatum/status/828606259985313792

Currently, the last release of Tiled that works on Windows XP was Tiled 0.16.2.

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I wouldn't worry about people trying to use Windows XP, especially if it requires maintaining builds against two different versions of Qt.

PazerOP commented Mar 6, 2017

I wouldn't worry about people trying to use Windows XP, especially if it requires maintaining builds against two different versions of Qt.

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@PazerOP The work required here should be one-time only with hardly any maintenance needed after that. It's mostly about setting up the appveyor.yml to also build against Qt 5.6.

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bjorn commented Mar 7, 2017

@PazerOP The work required here should be one-time only with hardly any maintenance needed after that. It's mostly about setting up the appveyor.yml to also build against Qt 5.6.

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The following build was done against Qt 5.6.2 and should work on Windows XP:
https://ci.appveyor.com/project/bjorn/tiled/build/0.18.1913/job/0u1m9p52brmb6a3u/artifacts

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bjorn commented May 9, 2017

The following build was done against Qt 5.6.2 and should work on Windows XP:
https://ci.appveyor.com/project/bjorn/tiled/build/0.18.1913/job/0u1m9p52brmb6a3u/artifacts

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Yanrishatum May 9, 2017

@bjorn We tested it. The .msi installer does not even launch. And with archived version antivirus started to scream on automappingconverter.exe to be infected with Win32:Evo-gen[Susp]

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@bjorn We tested it. The .msi installer does not even launch. And with archived version antivirus started to scream on automappingconverter.exe to be infected with Win32:Evo-gen[Susp]

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The .msi installer does not even launch.

Ok, that could be expected since Windows XP probably ships with a too old version of MSI. Fortunately we have the 7-zip version.

And with archived version antivirus started to scream on automappingconverter.exe to be infected with Win32:Evo-gen[Susp]

Well, that is most definitely a false positive*. Feel free to upload the file to a service like https://www.virustotal.com/. On the other hand, this particular executable is of no interest to your artists and can just be deleted. Could you still try if Tiled works?

*) To elaborate, Tiled is built in a clean environment on AppVeyor, so the chance that it would be infected with a virus is extremely small.

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bjorn commented May 10, 2017

The .msi installer does not even launch.

Ok, that could be expected since Windows XP probably ships with a too old version of MSI. Fortunately we have the 7-zip version.

And with archived version antivirus started to scream on automappingconverter.exe to be infected with Win32:Evo-gen[Susp]

Well, that is most definitely a false positive*. Feel free to upload the file to a service like https://www.virustotal.com/. On the other hand, this particular executable is of no interest to your artists and can just be deleted. Could you still try if Tiled works?

*) To elaborate, Tiled is built in a clean environment on AppVeyor, so the chance that it would be infected with a virus is extremely small.

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Yanrishatum May 10, 2017

Yep, does work. Thanks for listening to those small fraction of people who still use XP and do not discard them :)
About false positive: Yeah, I was sure it false positive, but wanted to notify. Artist use Avast, and out of all antiviruses only Avast flagged automappingconverter.exe as a virus. Also it marked tmxviewer.exe as well.

Yanrishatum commented May 10, 2017

Yep, does work. Thanks for listening to those small fraction of people who still use XP and do not discard them :)
About false positive: Yeah, I was sure it false positive, but wanted to notify. Artist use Avast, and out of all antiviruses only Avast flagged automappingconverter.exe as a virus. Also it marked tmxviewer.exe as well.

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A Windows XP compatible build is now available as .zip file from https://thorbjorn.itch.io/tiled. It does not include the auto-updating system, so I recommend installing it through the itch.io app, which will keep it up to date (assuming their app works on WinXP).

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bjorn commented May 23, 2017

A Windows XP compatible build is now available as .zip file from https://thorbjorn.itch.io/tiled. It does not include the auto-updating system, so I recommend installing it through the itch.io app, which will keep it up to date (assuming their app works on WinXP).

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