[cfe-dev] [llvm-dev] Revisiting our informal policy to support two versions of MSVC

James Molloy via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Aug 3 01:54:12 PDT 2016


This sounds like a decent idea to me. However we use 2013 for all our
windows builds at the moment and it will take around 2 weeks to upgrade the
installations on our cluster. We're pushing this hard to get it done soon
so we don't get caught short, but a grace period would be much appreciated.



On Tue, 2 Aug 2016 at 21:24 Nico Weber via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org>

> On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM, Robinson, Paul via cfe-dev <
> cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> For my project, timing is everything.  We (and I could easily imagine,
>> for many downstream projects) lead time is important.
> In Chromium land, we've so far been able to use the same compiler we use
> to build Chrome to build clang. Currently that's MSVS2015 update 2, and it
> took quite a while to update from 2013 to 2015 due bugs in 2015 and
> whatnot. So I agree that it's useful to support older MSVS versions for
> some time. For this reason, requiring update 3 would be inconvenient for
> us, but 2015u2 would be no problem by now. It would've been a problem if
> 2015 had been required shortly after it was released.
> Nico
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