[Project_owners] What Linux compiler / distro to use?

massey massey at stlouis-shopper.com
Tue Nov 28 05:31:42 PST 2006

Brian King wrote:

>I've compiled an XPCOM component for my extension under Fedora FC5 (gcc 
>4 build), and tested it on Ubuntu 5, Suse 10, Linspire 5 and it worked 
>fine. I've had user reports that it does not work on Debian Sarge (gcc 
>3.3.5) and Ubuntu edgy-eft.
Stuff compiled against gcc 3.3.5 will be usable by the widest audience I


>So my question is: What is the best compiler/distro to compile on to 
>ensure best distro coverage? I've had no problems with the Windows or 
>Mac binaries.

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