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Re: C++14 (redux)


Hi Wayne-

This shouldn't affect users, only developers. Once the binary is built, there are no differences in requirements for running KiCad.

I would only push this to master and not 5.1, so that 5.1.3+ bug fixes will still build for 14.04 (which was supported when 5.1 was released).


On 2019-07-05 14:30, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
Hey Seth,

Sorry about the delay. I've been wrestling (and loosing) with restoring a broken boot manager on my desktop after a bios update stepped all over
my uefi boot configuration (thank you HP).  I would like to hold off on
C++14 for a while.  I suspect there are users who prefer running older
linux distros for stability purposes.  I would rather not throw those
users under a bus just yet unless we have enough credible evidence that
it wont be an issue. I suppose we could always put it out there and see
who screams and undo the changes as needed.



On 7/1/19 7:20 PM, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
Hi Devs-

Now that Ubuntu 14.04LTS support has ended, are we building any
platforms that do not support C++14 (gcc prior to version 5)?

If not, can we bump our compiler language support to C++14?  This would
allow us to drop the ban on certain version of GLM as well as our
custom-rolled std::make_unique.  There are a few language features
(generalized lambda captures!) that would tighten up quite a bit of code
if available.

Obviously if we are still supporting a C++11 only system, this should be


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