Windows XP - Rest in peace

Post date: Oct 12, 2014 12:15:52 PM

It has been brought to my attention that the latest versions of CrossMgr no longer runs on Windows XP.

This unfortunate situation was caused by an upgrade to the graphical user interface (GUI) library used in CrossMgr (and CrossMgrCamera, CrossMgrImpinj, CrossMgrAlien and SeriesMgr).

There is not much I can do about this - I have to keep CrossMgr current with the latest libraries to get the latest bug fixes. The newest version utilizes the graphics capabilities better - updating the display faster, with lower power.

Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, and increasingly, libraries are dropping support for it.

Perhaps that's progress (or exploitative planned obsolescence, depending on your point of view ;).

Regrettably, if you want to keep current with CrossMgr, you will have to upgrade from Windows XP.