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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] version of GCC...
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2006 13:06:20 GMT
Basically, I want to uplift my own platform to 4.x, and then work the 
kinks out of that patch.

I just want to know what X is.

If no one says anything, I'll figure it out and declare it :)

geir


Gregory Shimansky wrote:
> Egor Pasko wrote:
>> On the 0x216 day of Apache Harmony Gregory Shimansky wrote:
>>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>>> did we ever bottom out on what range of GCC we'll support?
>>>> I have a patch I want to commit that is known to not compile under
>>>> 4.1.1...
>>> Hmm no I don't remember such agreement. I think GCC is mostly
>>> backwards compatible, and anything that compiles on 4.1.1 should
>>> compile on previous versions. So it is better to support the latest
>>> stable.
>>>
>>> Not many people would like to install such GCC version, but someone
>>> like me could at least give warnings that the most recent version of
>>> GCC doesn't compile some code.
>>
>> yes, and comment JIRA accordingly (with suggested fix). This way we
>> can support a very wide renge of GCCs constantly. I doubt I can use
>> the latest GCC soon, so I cannot check patches constantly.
> 
> I think you could use 4.1.0 in Fedora Core 5. Since patch level 
> shouldn't really affect the C++ compilation restrictions, the same patch 
> should break on 4.1.0 as well.
> 
>> Does it make sense to use something CruiseControl-ish that walks
>> around JIRA patches and reports statistics which of them build OK? I
>> thought of such a tool recently.. Not a task I would dream to
>> implement though.
> 
> It could be an overkill to check on all possible gcc versions on all 
> possible distributions and all possible platforms... When someone who 
> has some problematic platform/distribution/gcc lets us know that 
> something doesn't compile, it is probably enough.
> 

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