Re: Steps to get to GTK+ 3.0
- From: Christian Dywan <christian imendio com>
- To: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Steps to get to GTK+ 3.0
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 19:13:42 +0200
Am Tue, 3 Jun 2008 17:09:56 +0100
schrieb "Alberto Ruiz" <aruiz gnome org>:
> 2008/6/3 BJörn Lindqvist <bjourne gmail com>:
> > Here is an overview:
> > http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2001/2/23/194544/139. Merely the
> > initialization inside the for loop feature is a huge improvement.
> > But I never understood why someone needs to build the latest and
> > greatest GTK+ on an ancient compiler. Installing a recent version
> > of gcc isn't that difficult.
> You're assuming GCC/Linux/x86 environments, there are other
> environments, such as embeded devices with optimized compilers for
> their architecture or non Linux operating systems for non x86
> architectures where getting latest GCC is not as easy.
Don't forget Windows operating systems either, for instance there is no
GCC that can produce usable 64 bit binaries for these systems.
For various reasons it is desirable to be able to build with different
compilers, even if you personally only ever use GCC.
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