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From Ji Yan <yanji...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Do we want to drop platform support of RedHat 5 and SuSE 10
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:42:24 GMT
So if there is any possibility to drag build machine OS back to an older
version, e.g. RHEL 5 or SLED 10? So that we could make AOO runs on RHEL 5
or SLED 10

2012/6/18 Herbert Duerr <hdu@apache.org>

> On 18.06.2012 10:37, Ji Yan wrote:
>
>> According to build guide[1], gcc 4.2.3 is the current reference compiler
>> which means Linux build should be compiled against RedHat Enterprise
>> Linux(RHEL) 6 or SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop(SLED) 11. So I'm wondering
>> if we should drop OS support for RHEL5 and SLED 10?
>>
>> The fact is that AOO 3.4 release build is unable to be launched in neither
>> RHEL5 nor SLED 10. Should we update system requirement and installation
>> guide?
>>
>
> In my opinion we should try to run on  on RHEL5 or SLED10 unless there are
> new technical requirements which make running it not feasible anymore.
> AFAIK if we build the binaries on a suitable older platform (e.g. RHEL5 or
> Centos5 instead of e.g. Ubuntu 12.04) then the binaries should work almost
> anywhere as nowadays backward compatibility of Linux binaries is a widely
> shared goal.
>
> Herbert
>



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Thanks & Best Regards, Yan Ji

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