which compilers do we want to support with KDE 4 ?
yg at mind.lu
Sun Jan 29 10:52:05 GMT 2006
On Sunday 29 January 2006 04:18, Matt Rogers wrote:
> On Saturday 28 January 2006 02:56, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > On Saturday 28 January 2006 02:06, Maks Orlovich wrote:
> > > > Supporting GCC-3.3 means also supporting the "older" C++ ABI.
> > > > It means having to support builds and runtimes that use(d)
> > > > libstdc++.so.5 as well as those that use libstdc++.so.6.
> > >
> > > The ABI makes little practical difference for us at the source
> > > edge.
> > I'm still running Slackware 9.1 here. The latest released version
> > of Slackware is 10.2, which comes with gcc 3.3.6. Requiring gcc 3.4
> > or 4.0 would mean it can't be used on the currently latest
> > Slackware.
> Slackware 10.2 provides gcc 3.4 as well on one of the CDs, so it can
> be used on the latest Slackware.
(this is not a rant)
Slackware 9.1 seems to have hit the net in october 2003.
Here is the release announcement:
It looks like any other 2,5 years old distro... : update-worthy
(kernel 2.4.22 anyone?)
Also, does kde-head not require hal and dbus, and thus udev which
certainly did not run on a 2.4 kernel?
Also, as it has xfree86 4.3, so there is no composite extension.
So instead of having the pain of manually updating single packages
(kernel, X), it's a lot easier to update the complete distro.
And as kde-head advances, there might be other features that work only
on an up-to-date distro...
And for how many more years will slackware provide security updates to
So updating in this case seems to be just a good idea...
have a nice day,
> > > Nor for anyone using packages for their distro. What is more
> > > important in terms of dealing with gcc < 3.4 is that it has a
> > > different C++ /parser/, which may mean some troubles with
> > > templates. But it's quite possible that it's workable --- we
> > > don't rely on templates that heavily.
> > We do, in kdelibs/kxmlcore/.
> > gcc 3.3.6 is able to compile it, gcc 3.2.3 wasn't.
> > The only problem I had was the ctor/function declaration problem:
> > QBrush brush(QPixmap(...));
> > But this kind of problems can be fixed without problems.
> > Bye
> > Alex
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