[ANNOUNCE] xorg-server 1.11.3 [fix kdrive build]

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Sun Dec 18 04:20:47 PST 2011


On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 11:06:38AM -0800, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2011, at 2:35 AM, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > Can we move all the -Werror flags to a devel option instead (ie the
> > strict-compilation flag), and have release builds not use any of them?
> > Pretty please?
> The ones that are -Werror=... are the ones that are *really* bad and will catch hard to diagnose runtime issues.  The strict compilation option that currently exists turns all warnings into errors which makes it not particularly useful.
> I made sure that things built via tinderbox with all these flags for the past 2 months before putting out a release based on them, but unfortunately there are a few corners that didn't get stressed (like this kdrive LP64 case, although I'm surprised I didn't hit it on tifa-linux64 and will look into that).

The problem though is that gcc changes and adds warnings.  So you might
be unable to build 1.11.0 on a machine with gcc 4.8.0 or whatever, which
would suck.

It's definitely important that we make sure our release is as solid as
can be by building with these, but I don't think release builds should
ever have -Werror.


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