GCC 5 Is Causing Headaches For Ubuntu Touch Developers
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 6 August 2015 at 09:04 AM EDT. 8 Comments
UBUNTU --
Last week Ubuntu 15.10 transitioned over to GCC 5 and switching over to this major compiler update plus the associated libstdc++6 ABI changes is causing headaches for some developers.

Being hit hard apparently by the switch to GCC 5 are Ubuntu Touch developers.

Ɓukasz Zemczak mentioned in an Ubuntu Phone related mailing list post, "everyone is still really busy dealing with the gcc-5 transition aftermath in our wily touch images. The short version is: currently wily-proposed is completely broken in terms of touch. Many brave developers are doing their best to resolve this crisis but this takes time. Even though our main focus is vivid-overlay we would still like to keep wily in a sane state."

At least once all of the fallout is addressed, there are a lot of exciting improvements and new features.
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