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

Sean McBride sean at rogue-research.com
Wed Jun 10 11:01:02 EDT 2015

On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:30:43 -0400, Bill Lorensen said:

>There may be customers that have products relying on older compilers.
>Switching compilers is not always an easy process since they must port
>their own code to the new compilers.
>I think we should be conservative and only remove compilers when they
>get in the way of progress of the vtk code base.

I fully agree.  It's just a question of degree.  What's 'conservative'?  With my patch VTK's minimums will be:

- GCC 4.1 - released in 2006
- VS 9 - released in late 2007

To me, that's conservative.  Do you agree?


Sean McBride, B. Eng                 sean at rogue-research.com
Rogue Research                        www.rogue-research.com 
Mac Software Developer              Montréal, Québec, Canada

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