[Ubuntu-phone] What moving to GCC5 means for the phone and app developers
pat.mcgowan at canonical.com
Thu Jul 30 20:11:23 UTC 2015
On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 4:09 PM, Martin Albisetti <argentina at gmail.com>
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Pat McGowan <pat.mcgowan at canonical.com>
> > On Friday, July 31 (tomorrow) the Wily archive will switch to the new
> > toolchain using the GCC 5 compiler starting with the proposed pocket. As
> > previously communicated on ubuntu-devel, this introduces a binary
> > incompatibility and all archive packages are being recompiled. This means
> > that most apps and scopes in the store will no longer run on Wily phone
> > images that are installed from the devel-proposed channel.
> > We encourage all app and scope developers to remain on the stable or
> > rc-proposed channels which will of course continue to be compatible for
> > foreseeable future and are the basis for all products that are shipping
> > customers.
> > We are currently benchmarking various approaches to support the
> > to the next commercial release of Ubuntu for phones. We will work closely
> > together with app and scope developers to support that transition. In the
> > meantime we thank you for your patience.
> I'm assuming this changes needs to be paired with:
> - Dropping all frameworks as supported from that image once this lands
> - Introducing a new framework
Yes that is in progress
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