[kde-solaris] Gentle Question
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shivakumar.gn at gmail.com
Tue May 13 18:14:10 CEST 2008
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Michael Schuster
<Michael.Schuster at sun.com> wrote:
> Moinak Ghosh wrote:
> > It is a tricky situation. GCC C++ tends to break ABI compatibility
> > with itself now and then which is real trouble. On the other hand
> > simply building KDE4 with SUN Studio is just a first step. There
> > are N KDE applications out there and each and every one of them
> > will require porting to build with SUN Studio essentially making it
> > difficult to get more KDE apps on Solaris. Kinda porting hell.
> well ... IMO, "porting" an app once and then knowing it's going to run for
> the foreseeable future, even if other applications around it are changing,
> is less of a hell than having to chase ever-newer compiler releases with
> the potential ABI changes they bring.
Port once and live happily for foreseeable future is a myth.
Software moves due to newer versions.
Compiler moves due to compiler updates albeit much slowly.
What to play catchup with is the choice to be made.
KDE + huge set of KSoftwares is good bit of work to port and then keep
up to date with the future *ongoing* updates.
There are compelling arguments on both sides & I am for now in the gcc camp :)
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