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On 7/31/2018 8:33 AM, Carsten Schoenert wrote:
> Am 31.07.18 um 17:50 schrieb Andrew Lutsenko:
> ...
>> Can swig on the qa machine be updated? Or better yet can you upgrade to
>> debian 9? Debian 9 has swig 3.0.10 and compiles this just fine.
>> Aside from this debian 8 is very old and should be done away with anyway
>> because of security, old compilers, etc.
> Argumentation by missing security isn't a valid choice, even now the
> ELTS team is taking care of security updates, old versions can be solved
> by using backports, even swig has 3.0.10 in jessie-backports. I agree
> that GCC wont become any version updates for Jessie.
> But there are still users out there which use Jessie based desktops.

I'm siding with Carsten on this.  There are people who prefer stable
computing platforms and I want to avoid making kicad only build on the
latest distros.  I prefer that we keep as large of a target audience as
possible.  How difficult would it be to change the SHAPE_LINE_CHAIN
object (actually its the VECTOR2 object that causes the swig issue) so
that older versions of swig don't choke on it?  I would be open to that



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