Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jul 2005 17:40 UTC
KDE KDE 3.4.1 is the first modern desktop environment being compiled, packaged and working fully on the OpenSolaris platform. While KDE is known to compile out of the box on Solaris with GCC, using the Sun ONE Studio 10 Compiler still presents a challenge which requires a lot of patches. Dot.KDE has an interview with the Kde on Solaris team leader.
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RE[2]: why cant they use gcc
by kloty on Wed 20th Jul 2005 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE: why cant they use gcc"
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> but the main reason is because of C++ ABI differences between the SUN compiler and the GCC compiler.

What exactly does that mean for the developer and for the end user?

Thanks,

Anton

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RE[3]: why cant they use gcc
by on Wed 20th Jul 2005 20:38 in reply to "RE[2]: why cant they use gcc"
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> What exactly does that mean for the
> developer and for the end user?

It means that g++-compiled c++ binaries cannot load sun-compiled c++ libraries and than sun-compiled c++ binaries cannot load g++-compiled c++ libraries. g++ and the sun compiler are as incompatible to each other as g++-2.95/g++-3.2 and g++-3.2/g++-4.0. g++ does not have a stable c++ ABI, it changes every 24 months.

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