neundorf at kde.org
Mon Feb 20 17:06:23 UTC 2012
On Monday 20 February 2012, Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
> Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org> writes:
> > On domingo, 19 de fevereiro de 2012 23.50.49, Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
> >> AFAIU, Apple still ships gcc 4.2.1 (the last GPLv2 version of gcc) with
> >> its OS; does it mean another compiler is going to be required for OS X
> >> users too?
> > Qt supports gcc 4.2.1 because that's what Apple supports. Unfortunately.
> > But eventually we'll drop that once Apple moves on. And to be honest, I'd
> > rather not support it anywhere but on Mac OS X. The BSDs can upgrade to
> > more recent versions of GCC and I'd recommend something released in the
> > past 2 or at most 3 years.
> Dropping support for ancient gcc's should hopefully happen by the time
> clang becomes the default compiler on FreeBSD :-)
> On the e-c-m/KF5 side, it'd be good to follow Qt and keep those gcc 4.2
> checks as long as Qt itself also supports it.
So we could limit it to >= 4.2 at least.
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