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

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Fri Mar 11 15:16:26 GMT 2005

On Friday 11 March 2005 01:19, Gary L. Greene Jr. wrote:
> David, read Thiago's email explaining why we need to drop it.

"need" is a strong word, as we've done just fine up to now. it would be _nice_ 
to drop support for it, as that would make life easier for those who are 
using 3.x or newer gcc's or non-gcc compilers that don't suck, but we don't 
"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.

then we'd probably need to drop support for a lot more than just gcc 2.95 =) 

IMO, what it comes down to is usage. we aren't writing software for compilers 
to use, we're writing software for users (including our own selves) to use. 
as 2.95 usage drops away and there are no or very few users that are using 
2.95 (probably because they are stuck doing so), then there's no reason to 
support 2.95 ... as Dirk noted, this will most likely happen quite 

until that time, i'd rather people be able to run KDE on their machines than 
for us to be able to use some of the more advanced C++ features.

Aaron J. Seigo
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