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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Port gcc 4.7.1 patches into

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:46:54 -0500
On 06/27/2012 11:30 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> All,
>>   Also noted from the meeting, the current 3.5.13 will _not_ build on gcc
>> 4.7.1.
>>  There is _no_ reason not to port the patches to the 3.5.13 code base. All
>> the
>> patches simply cleaned up the code from a syntax standpoint and will not
>> impact
>> it building on earlier gcc releases. The closed bug 979 holds the
>> collection of
>> gcc 4.7 patches that could easily be applied to 3.5.13 to make it gcc
>> 4.7.1
>> compliant.
> Have those applications that were affected by the gcc patches been fully
> and completely tested?  If not we would risk introducing regressions into
> an SRU.
> Tim

I have beat up on them fairly well -- all the way down to correcting konsole
'tips of the day'.. Darrell has been testing heavily as well. I do think your
caution is well founded though and I would like to see the development get to
the point where 14 is considered "ready for a major code change freeze" so we
can get binaries out to more people for testing. I don't think they will uncover
much, but I would like the confirmation from multiple distros and multiple
users. How many is enough?? 50? 100 installs? Worth considering and setting a

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.