[webkit-dev] update GCC version?

Yusuke SUZUKI utatane.tea at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 10:36:00 PDT 2017

It's middle of 2017! And Debian stable is released.

We discussed a bit about updating GCC and MSVC in [1].
Based on the comment from JF[1], 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.

[1]: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=173582
[2]: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=173582#c10

Yusuke Suzuki

On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 4:44 AM, Alberto Garcia <berto at igalia.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 04:39:44PM +0100, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez wrote:
> > I strongly oppose to do (a). Also, it is false that Debian doesn't
> > take our updates. They take our updates in the backports repository
> > for stable.
> The main reason why that happens is that the WebKitGTK+ stable updates
> not only include security fixes but also several other changes, which
> is not how things usually work in Debian:
> https://www.debian.org/security/faq#oldversion
> Since WebKitGTK+ is conservative regarding API/ABI changes I don't
> think there's much of a risk there, but there's definitely a risk
> of introducing regressions, and unlike Mozilla or Chromium updating
> WebKitGTK+ can affect or potentially break any of the many packages
> that depend on it.
> That's why I started uploading it to the backports repository, and my
> plan is to keep the backports always up to date.
> Berto
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