I’ve had a post-it note on my computer for the over six months to upgrade the GCC Explorer cluster to Ubuntu 14.04 from its current 12.04 setup. One issue I have is that newer Clang versions only have pre-canned binaries for 14.04, and rather than have to build my own, I’d prefer to use those binaries.
That being said; the reverse is true for older compilers like GCC 4.4.
I wondered if I could drop support for GCC 4.4, and in short, I don’t think I can! I turned to the very minimal Google Analytics I have for GCC Explorer, and the top ten compilers (in nearly 2 million compiles) are:
So, venerable old g++ 4.4 is still getting 2% of the hits to the site (40,000 compiles).
I suppose I’ll have to bite the bullet and get builds of gcc4.4 for Ubuntu 14.04. I also really ought to update the Intel compiler too!