Microsoft continuously releases new version of Windows. We should announce end of support for Windows versions as we discover that they are either no longer supported by Microsoft or no longer have any use as a builder.
as we discover that they are either no longer supported by Microsoft or no longer have any use as a builder.
Windows 7 is basically out of support now by Microsoft. But it's still supported by Chrome. I tried to come up with a reasonable set of criteria for when I should/could drop support for old Windows for my own software, but ultimately I kept coming back to, "if Chrome supports it, why shouldn't I?" I wonder if Go finds itself in a similar situation there too.
[...] Around the beginning of 2023, Git for Windows will drop support for Windows 7 and for Windows 8, following Cygwin's and MSYS2's lead (Git for Windows relies on MSYS2 for components such as Bash and Perl).