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

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at apple.com
Sun Dec 18 13:50:48 PST 2011

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On Dec 18, 2011, at 4:20, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

That is ixactly why we don't use -Werror!  Qe use -Werror=... for a small set of *bad* warnings.

> 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.

And I agree with that, which is why we don't.

> Cheers,
> Daniel

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