[webkit-dev] update GCC version?
Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez
clopez at igalia.com
Wed Jul 5 04:32:43 PDT 2017
On 23/06/17 19:55, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:36 PM, Yusuke SUZUKI <utatane.tea at gmail.com>
>> It's middle of 2017! And Debian stable is released.
>> We discussed a bit about updating GCC and MSVC in .
>> Based on the comment from JF, I think start of July would be very
>> nice timing to update our GCC version.
>> If we can update our compiler baselines including MSVC, it would be
>> very nice to us because it means full C++14 support at least.
>> : https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=173582
>> : https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=173582#c10
>> Yusuke Suzuki
> I believe this is now fine for both WebKitGTK+ and WPE. We might need to
> upgrade a bot or something, but we can surely figure that out. My
> understanding is that Carlos Lopez has already upgraded most of the bots.
> Since I've heard no objections since proposing this months ago, I have
> just now updated the WebKitGTK+ dependency policy  to change it to
> apply only to runtime dependencies and not to the build toolchain.
>  https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKitGTK/DependenciesPolicy
I think the default build toolchain should be supported also,
at least without the requirement of "one year after the release".
I propose this change to the policy over yours:
- This policy applies to runtime dependencies to ensure smooth updates for users.
- It does not apply to the build toolchain.
- A compiler other than the default compiler in an otherwise-supported distribution may be required to build.
+ This policy applies to the runtime dependencies to ensure smooth updates for users.
+ The requirement of "one year after the release" does not apply to the default toolchain.
+ On that extra year of support a compiler other than the default one in an otherwise-supported distribution may be required to build.
I think is important to not require a too much new version of the default toolchain (GCC).
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