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

Gary L. Greene Jr. greeneg at arklinux.org
Fri Mar 11 08:19:24 GMT 2005

On Thursday 10 March 2005 11:26 pm, David Johnson wrote:
> 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, read Thiago's email explaining why we need to drop it. It is a broken 
compiler. We should not have to work around a compiler that honestly doesn't 
support standards correct code.

Gary L. Greene, Jr.
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