[Ubuntu-phone] What moving to GCC5 means for the phone and app developers

Martin Albisetti argentina at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 20:09:09 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Pat McGowan <pat.mcgowan at canonical.com> wrote:
> 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 the
> foreseeable future and are the basis for all products that are shipping to
> customers.
> We are currently benchmarking various approaches to support the transition
> 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


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