The target audience for Xfce 4.16

Romain Bouvier skunnyk at
Fri Jan 8 11:48:06 CET 2021

I'm not even sure you can compile a full xfce 4.16+ on a system where only gcc4.9 is available ? (because you need a recent stack to have recent gtk3, recent glib etc). But maybe you can :)

I don't want to add a new macro which is deprecated, we already have tons of deprecated stuff to fix in our build system.

And about AC_PROG_CC_C99, an interesting discussion:

January 8, 2021 11:29 AM, "Olaf Hering" <olaf at> wrote:

> Am Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:07:59 +0000
> schrieb "Romain Bouvier" <skunnyk at>:
>> If recent gcc versions (>5) uses c11 by default, why "revert" to c99 ?
> There is no AC_PROG_CC_C11.
> With this change the code will be compiled with a specific --std=*99.
> This will help those with gcc 4.9 or older, which defaults to C89.
> Maybe it will help also with other compilers, in case such things exist.
> Regarding autoconf 2.70: deprecated != removed.
> Olaf
> _______________________________________________
> Xfce4-dev mailing list
> Xfce4-dev at

More information about the Xfce4-dev mailing list