New libpacks for Windows with Qt5.15, OCC7.5

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Re: New libpacks for Windows with Qt5.15, OCC7.5

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Syres wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:12 pm There seems to be some differing standards going on here, Linux platform for FC is supported back to Python 3.6.x and throughout the 0.20 development cycle Win 7 users have been giving valuable feedback. Now at the last minute the intention is to completely disregard them, really bad karma IMHO.
Supported is not the same as providing binaries. We don't have binaries for python 3.6. We don't even have any linux binaries for FreeCAD 0.19.4.
Also I think the Conda builds still use python 3.8 so you should be able to use those. Also no one is obligated to support win7, I would say there is a differing standard benefiting windows actually, were an effort was made to keep it working in a OS that reached EOL, while ubuntu versions that reached EOL were abandoned (rightly so).
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Re: New libpacks for Windows with Qt5.15, OCC7.5

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Upgrading Python to 3.9 now is not an option for me during the time consumption it takes to upgrade.
Maybe in a second step we can do this.
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adrianinsaval wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:03 pm I personally don't mind but I think this means dropping support for windows 7 in the installer right? AFAIK only up to 3.8 runs there.
OK, I did not know. Then we should stay with Python 3.8 but upgrade to the latest Python 3.8.
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Syres wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:12 pm Now at the last minute the intention is to completely disregard them, really bad karma IMHO.
Calm down please. The decision was announced long time ago:
https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Release_notes_0.20#General

So since we will support Win 7, of course we cannot use a python that won't run on Win 7. I was simply not aware of that.
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apeltauer wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:53 pm Upgrading Python to 3.9 now is not an option for me during the time consumption it takes to upgrade.
As it turned out Python 3.9 is no option. However the upgrade to the latest Python 3.8 should be doable just by copying the python files. If you like, I can do this. So once i got your LibPack, I will apply the latest Python 3.8 file onto it and try if this is already sufficient.
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We also need the debug version, with a postfix _d
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apeltauer wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:36 pm We also need the debug version, with a postfix _d
OK, then let's postpone the Python upgrade.

What we should however consider is to upgrade Qt because they fixed many security-relevant bugs:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=67341
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