Noticed that 1.8.5 states "Windows app Requires Win 8.1 or 10." Does this literally mean it will not run or earlier versions of Windows, specifically Windows 7 (which Microsoft will be supporting till at least January 14, 2020), or that the development team just doesn't have the resources to test older versions?
While there may be a commonality argument for supporting Windows 8.1 along with Windows 10, from a market share point of view, Windows 7 dominates Windows 8/8.1 in every survey I've seen.
I personally have Windows 2000, XP, Vista (not active), 7, and 10 machines for both historical and technical reasons (supporting customers trapped by expensive legacy hardware and/or software). I'm not keen on upgrading the Windows 7 machine on my electronics bench just for a new IDE for a $20 part.
Is there an official statement somewhere explaining this decision and the suggested migration path?