[webkit-gtk] EWS GTK Bots

Andres Gomez agomez at igalia.com
Tue Jan 30 08:17:30 PST 2018

On Tue, 2018-01-30 at 14:25 +0100, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez wrote:
> On 30/01/18 13:29, Andres Gomez wrote:
> > Is the behavour you describe a known problem in GCC 6.x?
> > 
> > I'm asking because I'll be happy to upgrade to a newer version that
> > doesn't show this behavior but I'm concerned "fixing" that would be a
> > problem regarding the minimal GCC version with which WKGTK+ should be
> > building.
> > 
> > Maybe others can comment too.
> I don't think the GTK+ EWS bots should need to use a newer version of
> GCC than the one is used by the GTK+ buildbots at build.webkit.org (or
> the minimum one supported) .
> And it is currently our commitment to have 5.x as the minimum supported
> version of GCC. This minimum version will be raised over time to adapt
> to the desire of using new compiler features.
> Here is our policy regarding the minimum versions of GCC supported and
> how it evolves over time:
> https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKitGTK/GCCRequirement
> And here is what each version of GCC supports:
> https://gcc.gnu.org/projects/cxx-status.html
> Not sure if this helps answering your question.

Somehow, it does.

Therefore, if the behavior described by Youenn is something that won't
work in GCC 5.x I believe the EWS are, actually, being helpful by
failing to prevent a change like that to get into WKGTK+.



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