[vtkusers] [vtk-developers] Removing support for VS 8 and GCC < 4.1

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Wed Jun 10 10:59:37 EDT 2015

We could also start putting a "tested against …" statement in the release
notes for posterity.

David E DeMarle
Kitware, Inc.
R&D Engineer
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Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
Phone: 518-881-4909

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 10:51 AM, David E DeMarle <dave.demarle at kitware.com>

> That took longer than expected Bill. :)
> Thanks for bringing up the counter argument Bill. Casey's pain
> demonstrates your point.
> Despite that my vote is for getting rid of old compilers sooner rather
> than later. Old compilers are a drag on both innovation and maintenance.
> Whatever we do I think the we need to clearly communicate what compilers
> we really are trying to support. This discussion and earlier ones on the
> mailing list help. The cmake macros people have discussed will help too. In
> practice the dashboards submitters define the set of compilers that people
> can expect to "just work". That set should be introspected and published
> automatically and expanded.
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