(gcc 2.95 support) kdeextragear-1/amarok/src

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Fri Mar 11 04:26:40 GMT 2005

On Thursday 10 March 2005 11:16 am, Leo Savernik wrote:
> Broad portability means broad support of compilers. Hence, making use
> of the latest and greatest C++-standard features will reduce
> portability for KDE.

I must second this sentiment. There may indeed be many valid reasons to 
abandon support for 2.95, but being "too old" isn't one of them. It 
perfectly fine for a small team to choose the latest and greatest, but 
a project the size of KDE doesn't have that luxury. One must keep 
things in balance. Five years ago isn't ancient history. People weren't 
gnashing their teeth over the inability to write good clean 
maintainable C++ code.

David Johnson

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