[Releasing] [Development] Qt 5.10 pre-built bunaries
lars.knoll at qt.io
Thu Jun 8 08:45:24 CEST 2017
> On 8 Jun 2017, at 08:37, Ville Voutilainen <ville.voutilainen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8 June 2017 at 09:23, Lars Knoll <lars.knoll at qt.io> wrote:
>>> I'd like to propose raising the minimum version for GCC to 4.8.1, which is
>>> first C++11 complete version, or higher. The reason for this is actually to
>>> drop GCC 4.7 and earlier, which have a few bugs with their C++11 support.
>>> 4.7 has been the minimum since Qt 5.7.0 and is now 5 years old.
>> I'm not necessarily against it, as I believe we need to move forward with
>> our compilers. But I am unsure how much sense this makes as long as we're
>> still supporting VC++ 2013.
>> And dropping GCC 4.7 would imply dropping support for QNX 6.
> I'll make the observation that we just released an LTS release that
> will support QNX 6
> until the next LTS comes out.
Sure, it's still important that we all know about the possible side effects of dropping a compiler version before making the decision.
IMO, keeping VC++ 2013 while dropping gcc 4.7 doesn't make too much sense. We either keep both or drop both.
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