[Bitcoin-development] Warning message when running wallet in Windows XP (or drop support?)

Roy Badami roy at gnomon.org.uk
Wed Apr 16 20:42:24 UTC 2014


On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 05:20:41PM +0200, Pieter Wuille wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Kevin <kevinsisco61784 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think we should get to the bottom of this.  Should we assume that xp is
> > not secure enough?
> 
> Yes.

Do we need a similar warning for OS X 10.6?  The EOL of that one is
*far* less well known than XP (because of Apple's failure to
communicate product lifecycles).

roy


> 
> > What is this warning?
> 
> Windows XP is no longer maintained. Don't use such a system for
> protecting your money.
> 
> > Who is issuing this warning?
> 
> Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help
> 
> The suggestion here is to make Bitcoin Core detect when it's running
> on Windows XP, and warn the user (they are likely unaware of the
> risks).
> 
> -- 
> Pieter
> 
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