Compatibility is dead

Jono Bacon jono at
Mon Jul 15 16:59:22 UTC 2013

Hi Daniel,

Can we have a slightly less contentious subject line? ;-)

Compatibility is not dead, but maybe raring support is no longer a
priority. Compatibility is more than just raring.


On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM, Daniel van Vugt <
daniel.van.vugt at> wrote:

> It finally happened. lp:mir now depends on C++11 features and external
> packages (google-mock) too heavily to be buildable on raring any more.
> Essentially the main problem is that raring uses gcc-4.7 and Mir's code
> depends on more complete C++11 features that only work in gcc-4.8. The
> other issue is that Mir now depends on saucy-specific hacks in the
> google-mock package, which can't be found elsewhere.
> This is a little disappointing. If anyone would like to take on the
> project of making the Mir source more backward compatible, then feel free.
> But maintaining compatibility with raring has now taken up too much of my
> time...
> - Daniel
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