Java 8 not supporting Windows XP

Pedro Duque Vieira pedro.duquevieira at
Tue Jul 23 09:58:34 PDT 2013

I don't think that's a good move. Not at all. I would agree more at not
supporting Windows 8 which has a small market share (although it wouldn't
still be a good move either) than not supporting Windows XP.

That will probably make me stick to Java 7 on a project I'm working on.

Just look at the market share stats: and

15% which is more that Mac and Linux together!

Best regards,

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:43 AM, Richard Bair <richard.bair at>wrote:

> Java 8 (not JavaFX 8 specifically, although we're part of Java 8 so it
> also applies to us) is not supported on XP. It may or may not work, but
> we're not testing that configuration.
> Richard
> On Jul 22, 2013, at 5:41 PM, Pedro Duque Vieira <
> pedro.duquevieira at> wrote:
> Hi,
>> Java 8 doesn't support Windows XP, so in theory we can start taking
>> advantage of DirectX 10+. At this time we are limited to OpenGL ES 2 for...
> Richard did you mean Java8 won't run on Windows XP, or that 3D features
> won't be supported in Windows XP?
> Thanks, best regards,
> --
> Pedro Duque Vieira

Pedro Duque Vieira

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