[Development] Compiling with GCC 4.8

Stephen Kelly stephen.kelly at kdab.com
Wed Mar 27 14:17:58 CET 2013

On Monday, March 25, 2013 16:24:01 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On segunda-feira, 25 de março de 2013 22.46.36, Stephen Kelly wrote:
> > On Monday, February 25, 2013 17:12:02 Stephen Kelly wrote:
> > > On Monday, February 25, 2013 08:07:48 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > > > It was a matter of timing. Since GCC 4.8 is not released yet, I can't
> > > > make
> > > > the  case for it being a P1.
> > > 
> > > I fully disagree with that :). I think compile fixes for compilers that
> > > are
> > > not released yet qualify.
> > > 
> > > But what's done is done, and you can disagree with what I think too.
> > 
> > The 'not released' compiler became 'the released compiler', by the way.
> > 
> > So unless d9ff510f02bba63dabe7a081a68296056a89ae4c is cherry-picked to the
> > release branch, 5.0.2 will not build with GCC 4.8, right?
> Backport and add one Ossi and/or Sergio to the reviewers list. If there's
> still time for the release, it will be applied.

Sorry, I don't have GCC 4.8 to test the result of backporting the patch with.

My mail wasn't an attempt to get the fix in, but was to draw attention to the 
fact that compile fixes even for unreleased compilers should always go in the 
release branch if applicable there.

What happens this time with 5.0.2 and GCC 4.8.0 doesn't matter as much as the 
'community understanding' of where to put things like this. 

I still think that the patch should have been rejected on stable until it was 
in release instead. Even if 5.0.2 was released before GCC 4.8.0, that would 
still mean that they would be incompatible. That's a good reason it should 
have been in the release branch in the first place.

Have you changed your mind on that? 

Why does the release of 4.8.0 change anything? No matter which project was 
released first, they would always be incompatible as a result of the patch 
going into stable instead of release.


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