Subject: Re: [boost] Let's discuss dropping support for msvc <= 9.0 (2008), gcc < 4.6, clang < 3.4
From: Tom Kent (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-13 03:17:15
On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 5:07 PM Steven Watanabe via Boost <
> On 12/12/2018 03:35 PM, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
> > On 12/12/18 12:53 PM, stefan via Boost wrote:
> >> On 2018-12-12 3:39 p.m., Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
> >>> On 12/12/18 11:01 AM, stefan via Boost wrote:
> >>>>> Anything other than that is optional. So I don't believe that this
> >>>>> requires forming any consensus.
> >>>> I agree. However, given that at present a lot of effort is put into
> >>>> testing Boost as a whole, I think it makes sense to ask whether this
> >>>> is a good point to drop testers running with obsoleted compiler
> >>>> versions.
> >>> By the same token, testers can test whatever they want to. That is,
> >>> that is most useful to them.
> >> What is your point ?
> > I don't think we have the means or authority to "drop testers" so I
> > don't think we need to spend time trying to reach a consenus on it
> Testers for 'master' are whitelisted, so they
> actually can be dropped (Note that I'm not suggesting
> that this is desirable, only that there are no
> technical difficulties.).
> Also it's not like we have no influence over the
> testers. It's just that instead of deciding by
> consensus, we would need to convince Tom and Ion.
I've just updated my tester scripts to remove:
clang-3.0, clang-3.1, clang-3.2, clang-3.3
Additionally, I've updated the windows binary release build scripts to
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