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[Python-Dev] Starting to use gcc-8 on upstream Python project CI

On 20.8.2018 20:02, Jun Aruga wrote:
> Dear Python sig.
> Someone can you help to promote for the upstream Python project to use
> gcc-8 on the Travis CI test?
> Right now the project has 4 test cases [1] including defaut gcc
> version 4.8 cases on Travis CI.
> However technically it is possible to use gcc-N (4.8, 5, 6, 7, 8, and
> etc) on Travis CI.
> I think that using the latest version gcc-8 on the upstream project is
> quite beneficial for us.
> Because maybe we Fedora people are working to fix new version gcc's issues.
> When the python project start to use gcc-8, it is easy to share the
> situation publicly outside of Fedora, and of course they can help to
> check the issues.
> As I checked the Python project's .travis.yml, I had no idea about how
> to add gcc-8 case. ;(
> I can show you 2 cases to use the technique as an example. [2][3]
> [1] Python
>    https://travis-ci.org/python/cpython
>    https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/.travis.yml
> [2] Ruby
>    https://travis-ci.org/junaruga/ruby/builds/418242410
>    https://github.com/junaruga/ruby/blob/feature/ci-new-gcc/.travis.yml
>    https://github.com/ruby/ruby/pull/1937
> [3] A project I am working as a hobby.
>    https://travis-ci.org/trinityrnaseq/trinityrnaseq
>    https://github.com/trinityrnaseq/trinityrnaseq/blob/master/.travis.yml

I'm taking this to python-dev at python.org which is more appropriate place 
to discuss this. I think Victor is involved in the CIs, is that right?

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