which compilers do we want to support with KDE 4 ?

Guillaume Laurent glaurent at telegraph-road.org
Sat Jan 21 11:58:49 GMT 2006

On Saturday 21 January 2006 11:58, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> On Saturday 21 January 2006 11:32, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > Do we want to support gcc < 3.4 for KDE 4 ?
> The higher you put the limit the lesser developers you will get. (And it is
> not that we have plenty of developers everywhere in KDE.)

It's not that obvious. Upgrading one's compiler is a one-shot thing which most 
distributions handle rather well. On the other hand, supporting "old" 
compilers means a lot of wasted developer time, and in a continuous way. 
Also, by the time KDE4 comes out, gcc < 3.4 will be *much* less used than it 
is today.


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