RFC: Move to C++14

Cemil Azizoglu cemil.azizoglu at canonical.com
Tue Feb 17 17:11:37 UTC 2015

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 7:08 AM, Alan Griffiths <
alan.griffiths at canonical.com> wrote:

> On 17/02/15 12:37, Alexandros Frantzis wrote:
> > Let me know what you think.
> There are probably four important constituencies that need to build Mir
> and they may well be targeting different platforms.
> 1. Mir developers - they are clearly targeting vivid
> 2. Client-side "toolkit" developers - these could be targeting the LTS
> (trusty) or the stable release (utopic) as well as vivid
> 3. Server-side "Shell" developers - the ones we are aware of are
> targeting vivid
> 4. Graphics "platform" developers - there are none, but they would
> likely target the LTS (trusty)

I doubt such developers would do it in a vacuum. They probably would (need
to) work very closely to us - or even we would be doing it ourselves.

> So, there are reasons to support development on trusty.
> Having said that, as the OP mentions C++14 support is only one of the
> issues:
> We've currently got an MP that reworks a test so that it builds with the
> version of gmock available on trusty. If we assume that only /1/ above
> needs to build the tests then we wouldn't need that.
> IIUC it is also possible to install g++-4.9 on the LTS
> So I don't see using C++14 disenfranchising anyone that doesn't already
> have issues.
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Cemil Azizoglu
Mir Display Server - Team Lead
Canonical USA
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