Decide whether to drop Windows 7 support
Currently, we officially support three versions of Windows: 7, 8.1 and 10.
Mainstream support for Windows 7 expired on 2015, and extended support expired on January 2020.
Until January 2023, Microsoft still provides so-called “Extended Security Updates”, but this requires a paid subscription (which is probably quite expensive, and thus only accessible to large institutions).
The decision to drop official Dynare support for Windows 7 therefore mostly depends on whether our institutional users have already moved away from Windows 7, or are still postponing the inevitable upgrade.
Note that dropping support for Windows 7 does not mean that Dynare would stop working on that platform (at least until we introduce some breaking change). It simply means that there would be no testing and no guarantee of functionality on that platform.