[Development] Plans of platforms in the CI and released binaries

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Jan 9 15:47:35 CET 2020

On Thursday, 9 January 2020 06:23:46 PST Lars Knoll wrote:
> > The 5.14 supported platforms list claims support for GCC 4.8, but 5.14
> > doesn't build with it. Can't we just drop it
> > from 5.14 and fix the documentation to not advertise it any more?
> This does have my support. That gcc 4.8 is still in there is probably just
> because we forgot to cleanup the list.

We thought it worked, because we still refrained from using the C++11 features 
that it didn't have (attributes).

However, it wasn't in the CI and didn't build at all. Ville applied a number 
of trivial fixes that made most of it work, but we ran into at least one 
compiler bug (fixed in later versions of GCC) and a problem with templates. 
Those aren't fixed and won't be.

So saying GCC 4.8 isn't supported and wasn't supported in 5.14.0 is correct.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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