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

Thomas Voß thomas.voss at canonical.com
Thu Jul 30 20:21:43 UTC 2015


On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:13 PM, Roman Zonov <roman2861 at yandex.ru> wrote:
> That's so annoying when devs need to update their apps everytime when you
> introduce new framework/compiler/.etc. I can develop an Android 1.6 app and
> it will work on Lollipop. Please, thnk more about compatibility.
>

I think we all agree on that, and we are working on a solution to
address the compatibility concern.

Cheers,

  Thomas

> 30.07.2015, 23:09, "Martin Albisetti" <argentina at gmail.com>:
>
> 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
>
> --
> Martin
>
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