development

Multi Commander and Visual Studio 2015

Multi Commander v5.5 (1975) is built using Visual Studio 2013. And a couple of weeks ago Visual Studio 2015 was release and I have been upgrading my development environment so that the next version of Multi Commander will be built using Visual Studio 2015.
I like to stay up-to-date and VS2015 include support for a lot of new C++ features that I want to use in future versions of Multi Commander.

XP Support

I was surprise to see that VS2015 still support building applications that works on XP.
Personally I would like to skip the XP support because XP are a bad platform. Many features and APIs are missing on XP.
But since VS2015 still support it, the next version of Multi Commander will be built using the platform toolset v140_XP. And that means that Multi Commander will continue to work on Windows XP. At least a little longer.

If VS2015 had not supported XP. Multi Commander would have been forked into two edition. A normal and XP edition.
And the XP edition would only get fixes and no new features. But it looks like that is not needed yet.