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Bug #3132

remove support for building with gcc 3

Added by Rich Lowe over 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
tools - gate/build tools
Start date:
2012-08-29
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Bite-size
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Description

It is generally undesirable to have long-term support for multiple versions of the same compiler (since we can't shadow them to keep them both alive).

Future changes, such as #2933 (compiler warning granularity) make it practically impossible, we should ditch GCC 3.

I sent email to every direct downstream distribution I knew of telling them of my plan to do this, and how badly that would suck, and nobody seemed especially disturbed.

As noted in the mail to them:

  • If you use studio as a primary, this doesn't hurt you (just disable the shadow)
  • If you use gcc 4 this doesn't hurt you

Thus, this really is only a problem for those using gcc 3 as the primary, it should be trivial for these people to switch to 4.4.4.

#1

Updated by Rich Lowe about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 70 to 100

Resolved in r13833 commit:6bef548f1800

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