Re: GCC version change / C++ ABI change
On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 11:12:21AM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > Thiemo Seufer <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> > This week, we will change the GCC default versions from 3.3 to 4.0
> > >>
> > >> Would it break kernel 2.4 builds somehow ?
> > >> I've not been quite following; but the thread almost a month ago
> > >> seems to indicate thus:
> > >> http://www.kerneltraffic.org/kernel-traffic/kt20050701_316.html#7
> > >
> > > Quite likely, yes. 2.4 Kernels would need to Build-Dep on 3.4.
> > But the current versions of 2.4 doesn't get fixed yet?
> Most kernel hackers don't care that much about 2.4 any more.
I'd rephrase that as, we need to discuss if 2.4 should be included
in etch. My understanding is that it is needed for some arches,
and my personal feeling is that 2.4 is maintained upstream and in
many cases is a valid choice over 2.6. That said, I think its a
discussion that should be had and I am more than happy not to have
to maintain 2.4 for etch if there is no need for it.