Chromium development now requires Windows 10.
Eleven months after Microsoft discontinued Windows 7, Google demanded that developers stop using the operating system because it is no longer supported by either Microsoft or the Chromium community. In a recent post in the Chromium Gerrit code repository, Google developer Bruce Dawson announced that it is now required to use Windows 10 to develop Chromium.
He noted that Windows 7 is no longer suitable for chromium development, and also stressed that no one has volunteered to provide support, and Windows 7 is an unsupported OS. At the same time, Chromium and its derivatives will continue to work on Windows 7, the new restriction applies only to project developers.
In November, Google announced good news for users who still have not abandoned the Windows 7 operating system – support for the proprietary Chrome browser for this platform has been extended until at least January 15, 2022.