[webkit-dev] update GCC version?

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Fri Jun 23 10:55:09 PDT 2017

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 [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
> Regards,
> 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 

Since I've heard no objections since proposing this months ago, I have 
just now updated the WebKitGTK+ dependency policy [1] to change it to 
apply only to runtime dependencies and not to the build toolchain.


[1] https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKitGTK/DependenciesPolicy

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