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Re: [RP] patches to make it compile with very old compilers

From: J.R. Mauro
Subject: Re: [RP] patches to make it compile with very old compilers
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 14:16:32 -0400

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Shawn Betts<address@hidden> wrote:
>> It doesn't probably run on m68k, m88k, sparc and vax (those are
>> still using gcc-2.95). All other archs are using gcc-3.3.5 per
>> default, which compiles ratpoison fine, and I doubt someone really
>> wants ratpoison (or any window manager) on m68k or m88k.
>> But I can try to install an old gcc-2.95 into some non-default
>> location and see what would need fixing. Or I even reanimate my
>> little old sparc classic...
> I think if the changes are not disruptive in terms of functionality
> and are perhaps only moderately disruptive in terms of style then
> there's no reason not to support old and odd-ball architectures. So
> long as someone is willing to actually do the work :).

Also, if there's little maintenance cost ;)

> -Shawn
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