[Qt-creator] Proposal: Increase requirements for compiling Qt Creator to GCC>=5.3
Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Thu Jul 19 09:18:31 CEST 2018
> On 19. Jul 2018, at 01:35, Davide Coppola <vivaladav at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wasn't gcc 5.3 already used to build Qt Creator?
> At least that's what I see checking the help of 4.7 and 4.6.x.
Our prebuilt binaries are done with GCC 5.3 since a while, yes. That is not directly defining the minimum version that we support compiling with though.
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2018 at 09:59, Eike Ziller <Eike.Ziller at qt.io> wrote:
> 1 1/2 years ago we started requiring GCC 4.9 or later for compiling Qt Creator.
> This compiler was first released over 4 years ago and even in its newest incarnation is almost 2 years old, so it is time to move on.
> As far as my research (e.g. https://distrowatch.com) tells me, all major Linux distributions provide at least GCC 5.3 in their stable/LTS version (CentOS/RHEL only through the devtoolset package, but they didn’t provide 4.9 directly either).
> So I propose requiring GCC 5.3, starting with Qt Creator 4.8 (which currently is branch ‘master').
> Br, Eike
> Eike Ziller
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Principal Software Engineer
The Qt Company GmbH
Rudower Chaussee 13
eike.ziller at qt.io
Geschäftsführer: Mika Pälsi,
Juha Varelius, Mika Harjuaho
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Berlin, Registergericht: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, HRB 144331 B
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