Minimum Supported Version

Be extremely conversative about bumping the minimum supported version of ReactiveUI and any dependencies such as splat or system.reactive. Please ensure that you aren't breaking the ecosystem, there's a migration path and no rift is created (python 2 vs python 3) that people can fall into.

With that said however this is an open-source project and typically folks who are stuck on older versions work at enterprise companies. Maintainers have zero obligations to requests from this demographic - our software is made available in binary and source form on a AS-IS basis. Often we will accomodate such requests to keep a platform around longer if the request comes from a maintainer or a respected community member who is actively engaged in helping make ReactiveUI better.

The two deciding factors maintainers should use as a rule of thumb are as follows:

  1. What is the min version of a platform shipped by Visual Studio for Windows? (ie Help -> Xamarin -> Release Notes)
  2. When a new project is created by the File -> New project wizard what version is in the csproj?

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