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Re: proposal of release goal: buildability with future gcc versions

Matthias Klose writes:
> Newer GCC versions are more strict and usually cause build failures
> for older or untouched code. A list of packages which currently fail
> with GCC-4.2 can be found at [1], the same list for GCC-4.3 at [2].
> To reduce the amount of build failures early and to ease transitions
> we would like to keep the archive in a state such that it builds with
> an upcoming GCC release and encourage developers to fix those build
> failures early.  Tests usually can be done with the gcc-snapshot
> package in unstable and GCC versions found in experimental (currently
> none).
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=ftbfs-gcc-4.2;users=tbm@cyrius.com
> [2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=ftbfs-gcc-4.3;users=tbm@cyrius.com

I did upgrade all reports mentioned in [2] to severity `important'. My
current plan is to make gcc-4.3/g++-4.3 the default compiler once the
gcc-4_3-release branch is created, for all architectures where we had
sucessful rebuilds with GCC-4.3 as the default compiler.  These bug
reports will be raised to severity `serious' at this time.


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