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[Pan-devel] Re: compile error pan-0.14.2 lvalue required

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-devel] Re: compile error pan-0.14.2 lvalue required
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 12:44:28 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.133 (House of Butterflies)

address@hidden posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Wed, 08
Oct 2008 03:17:04 -0700:

>> From: Julien Michielsen
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 5:59:06 AM

>> I tried to install pan-0.14.2, but got compilation errors in the make
>> process.

>> I'm surprised by these errors on a program that's around since June.
>> I'm afraid it will be my mistake, but I don't know where to search.
>> Any help will be greatly apreciated.

> 0.14.2 is more than five years old at this point. I'd strongly recommend
> using 0.133 instead. If you're intent on getting 0.14.2 to build, for
> whatever reason, send along output from "gcc -v" Older versions of gcc
> (such as those in use when 0.14.2 was release) may be more forgiving
> than newer versions.

Corrected the upside-down posting...  Pan gets it right, why can't people 
in the pan lists groups get it right? <mutter, grumble, mutter> =:^s

As stated, pan is WAYYY older than since June.  It was already at 0.11, 
requiring at the time, GNOME (no GNOME 1, since it was just GNOME, the 
one and only, back then), back when I discovered it in 2001 or so.  
0.14.x is old too, at just over five years (August 31, 2003, according to 
the web site), and with the release of the pan rewrite into C++ with 
0.90, the old C code 0.14.x eventually went officially unsupported.  Yes, 
I know it's the last "stable" version, but really, the new 0.133 version 
is far better and more stable and scalable.

The C++ rewrite was made public with 0.90, about 2 and a half years ago 
now (April 1, 2006, IIRC).  For over a year there were nearly weekly 
betas, until it got to a reasonably functional and stable point, and now 
it's kind of sitting there.  0.132 was 14 months ago, then it sat for a 
year exactly, August 1, 2007 to August 1, 2008, when 0.133 was released 
with a number of patches including a security fix and compatibility 
patches for gcc 4.3 and glib 2.14(+).

So seconding what frobniod said, you'll get much better results with 
0.133.  If you're looking at taking up the old 0.14.2 code and continuing 
with a fork of that old pan C code, it may be worth looking at that old 
and now crufty stuff.  Otherwise, probably not.  If you do, again as 
frobnoid said, you'll likely get far better luck with equally ancient 
gcc, glib, gtk+, etc.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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