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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
Subject: Re: -Werror unwanted?
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 19:58:13 +0100
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On 05/14/2012 06:03 PM, hasufell wrote:
> On 05/14/2012 06:13 PM, Alexandre Rostovtsev wrote:
>> On Mon, 2012-05-14 at 17:44 +0200, hasufell wrote:
>>> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=260867
>>> 
>>> However, I don't see references to ebuild policy (in devmanual
>>> or howtos) how to handle Werror.
>>> 
>>> Is there a common opinion on that. And shouldn't we add that to
>>> the documentation then?
>> 
>> -Werror is unwanted in anything that links to glib, gtk+, or
>> other gnome libraries. This is because gnome upstream developers
>> have been adding compiler warnings for usage of deprecated API
>> which, despite being deprecated, will in all likelihood remain
>> supported for years; -Werror turns those warnings into fatal
>> build errors, and tracking down all instances of deprecated API
>> use twice a year (after a new version of gnome is released)
>> increases maintenance burden for little benefit.
>> 
>> -Alexandre.
>> 
>> 
> 
> So, I will file a documentation bug unless someone can point me in
> the right direction. I didn't find a reference to that issue.
> 

Open a bug, write a devmanual patch and I will be happy to apply it

- -- 
Regards,
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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