Compiler version

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Wed Jun 27 23:05:37 BST 2012

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Raphael Kubo da Costa
<rakuco at> wrote:
> Ivan Čukić <ivan.cukic at> writes:
>> Now, my proposal here is to update the required versions for
>> Frameworks 4 to reflect those of KDE Frameworks 5 / Qt 5. Now, I've
>> found different information for this - skelly says [2] the requirement
>> is GCC 4.6 while some other places state it is GCC 4.5, so I'm not
>> sure whether it was a typing error or not.
> The most up-to-date discussion I can find about defining a lowest common
> denominator is [1].
> In short, if I understand it correctly we (as well as Qt) are still
> supposed to support Apple with gcc 4.2.1. This also happens to help the
> situation on FreeBSD, where the default compiler is also gcc 4.2.1 +
> patches (the latest GPLv2 release), even though it is possible to
> require a more recent version from its ports system.

Debian Squeeze has gcc 4.4.5, and this is the base of
It would be appreciated if we did not have to run Debian Testing on
the build slaves.

> Apple (as well as FreeBSD) seems to be moving towards clang, however I
> do not know if they have made it their default compiler in some release
> of theirs.
>> - FreeBSD 10 - Clang 3.1 (*very* modern)
> FreeBSD 10 is the development version, and even there clang is not the
> default compiler yet. For the foreseeable future we're still having gcc
> 4.2.1 used by default, but, as I said, we could require another version
> even if a few users complain (I'd prefer if the requirements for KDE 4
> were not changed, though).
> [1]


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