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Subject: Re: [boost] Let's discuss dropping support for msvc <= 9.0 (2008), gcc < 4.6, clang < 3.4
From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-13 22:44:41

On 12/12/2018 18:08, Roger Leigh via Boost wrote:
> On 12/12/2018 16:55, jrmarsha via Boost wrote:
>> Wouldn't dropping gcc 4.6 drop support for RHEL 7.x?  That might cause
>> some off-the-wall problems for some users.  Can anyone speak to this
>> with any more knowledge?
> RedHat and CentOS 7.x and 6.x have devtoolset-7, and now devtoolset-8
> since a few weeks back, which provide GCC 7.x and 8.x, respectively.
> They are binary compatible with the toolchain and libstdc++ of the base
> system, and so can be used as a drop-in replacement.  I've been using
> the older devtoolset-4 and newer devtoolset-7 for years, and I'll be
> upgrading to devtoolset-8 in the next few weeks (not yet available via
> yum for CentOS, but will be in the next few days I expect).
> In consequence, dropping GCC 4.x does not preclude using a new Boost on

Official compiler for building packages in RHEL 6 is GCC 4.4 AFAIK



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