[MAJOR BUG] g++ 2.95.x generates invalid code for KDE 3.3.0

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Wed Sep 22 15:14:00 BST 2004

On Wednesday 22 September 2004 08:54, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> > > Well, it only states that they have no interest/manpower in fixing old
> > > releases. But I've never implied that gcc-2.95 should be fixed, but
> > > that KDE should refrain from using features that break gcc-2.95. That
> > > would be the easier route.
> >
> > Is it really necessary for Kde to be compilable on 2.95 ?
> Yes, since we want to be able to compile and run KDE on Debian systems and
> FreeBSD-STABLE. Not to mention systems where there is no gcc at all and we
> need to watch over portability anyway.
> No, since we can always flip the bird at any system which doesn't match the
> tools we happen to use to create KDE. There used to be folks that put time
> into making sure KDE would compile with non-gcc compilers, like the OS/F
> guy, but they seem to have vanished (as an aside, have you ever tried to
> compile KDE with Sun Forte C++? it's stricter than gcc, in particular with
> function pointers taking const arguments, and hence KSSL in particular goes
> _nowhere_).

  I'm willing to fix that if I get the resources to do so.

George Staikos
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