[linux-dvb] [PATCH] gcc 2.95, again
roh at hyte.de
Sun Mar 20 08:45:39 CET 2005
On Sat, Mar 19, 2005 at 06:25:14PM +0100, Kenneth Aafl?y wrote:
> On Saturday 19 March 2005 17:48, Olaf Titz wrote:
> > PLEASE folks, make sure not to break gcc 2.95. Can't be that hard at
> > all. Until 3.x produces a kernel which does not crash DVB (3.3.3 does
> > not, will try 3.4.3 later) I'm recommending to stick with 2.95.
> Hmm, I've been using 3.3 for ages, and have not yet experienced any problems
> caused by the compiler..
although i had a issue with 2.6.x and xbox-linux one time (didn't boot)
which solved itself as soon i replaced gcc 3.3 with 3.4 (both debian).
what about a timeline where everyone who contributes code can check how
long he has to support a compatibily to $compiler, $kernelversion,
$whatever is written in there?
when i read some of the drivers i can shurely say that often bugs are
introduced due to 'compatibily' with 'old crap'. (e.g 2.4 kernel series)
backward compatibilily is the number one killer for readable and
just my 2 cents
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