[webkit-dev] Proposal: Not supporting x86 w/o SSE2

Yusuke SUZUKI utatane.tea at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 12:41:43 PDT 2018

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 4:37 AM Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> Sounds good.
> There are clients of WebKit outside web browsing. A significant client
> like that on Windows at Apple is iTunes. I checked <
> https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/> and Windows versions of iTunes
> require a processor with support for SSE2, so clarifying WebKit’s lack of
> support won’t be a problem there.

That's cool!
I also want to note that Windows 7 seems dropping non-SSE2 x86 support[1]

> Symptom
> A Stop error occurs on computers that don't support Streaming Single
Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2 (SSE2).
> Workaround
> Upgrade your machines with a processor that supports SSE2 or virtualize
those machines.


> — Darin
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