[mythtv] [mythgame] CVS failes to compile added patch

Kevin Kuphal kevin.kuphal at myrealbox.com
Fri Apr 23 19:48:13 EDT 2004

Either way, I agree it is arbitrary to think that someone can't use gcc 2.95
or whatever version that is still in the mainstream (i.e., the latest
release on his particular platform).   If MythTV can be compiled on that
version without breaking other versions, then more power to him.  It would
be just like if we implemented some code that didn't compile cleanly on gcc
3.1, 3.2, or whatever.  Someone would patch it to make sure it did and
didn't affect other releases as well.

QT is another beast and everyone understands the issues with that and the
requirement of version but don't get down on a guy because he took the time
to examine the code and submit a patch (that I assume) doesn't break
anything but instead fixes the code for what might be a good number of Myth
users.  It is nice that the people here are taking in the time to ensure
compatibility instead of taking the "oh, that's too old you have to upgrade
approach" which shuts people out and only makes them leave the project.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Matt Zimmerman
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 4:54 PM
> To: Development of mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv] [mythgame] CVS failes to compile added patch
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 11:28:32PM +0200, Tommy Faasen wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 01:48:12PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > Exactly.  The software which ships with Debian woody is 
> too old, so 
> > > you need to install updated software in order to build and run 
> > > MythTV.  This applies to gcc as well as Qt.
> > > 
> > I understand but for me there are 2 things
> > 1 Mythtv only requires Qt3.1 or higher,nothing about gcc
> > 2 Gcc and QT are 2 separate beasts where QT is under heavy 
> development
> > changing api's etc where gcc is maturing and tuning as C/C++ isn't
> > changing that much, only in detail or in what is permitted.
> If you followed the development of any of the projects 
> involved (Qt, gcc or MythTV), it would be obvious to you that 
> what you've said is untrue.
> -- 
>  - mdz

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