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Generic & Embedded Targets:

By default, UCommon compiles with full support of C++ and the C++ ansi 
library.  For deeply embedded targets, the stdc++ library (libstdc++ for 
gcc) can be disabled, along with exception handling and other C++ 
features that may add to runtime overhead.  This is done using the 
--disable-stdcpp configure option.  Any modern C++ compiler and posix 
platform with basic pthread support should be able to build UCommon 
successfully.

Whether UCommon is compiled with or without c++ ansi library support, it 
should still be possible to mix and match UCommon code with software 
that is built with standard C++ runtimes.  However, note that when std 
c++ is disabled, in addition to stripping out some library routines 
which depend on the C++ ansi library, exception handling and rtti is 
also disabled for the ucommon library.

When using only static linking, the c++ ansi libraries are also disabled 
by default.  This is to prevent bloat from static linkage of the ansi 
C++ library and static linkage is most common on embedded targets.  The 
--enable-stdcpp option can be used to re-enable the full ansi c++ 
library.

Project Indiana/OpenSolaris specific notes:

You need to install SUNWhea or configure will fail on the preprocessor.  
You can use the Sun Studio 12 compiler as well as gcc.  When building 
without Sun std c++ support (--disable-stdcpp), -lCrun is added alone 
without -lCstd.

To make autogen.sh work (or svn checkout) requires a bunch of packages 
and setting the AUTOMAKE_SUFFIX="-1.10".  You need 
SUNWgnome-common-devel, SUNWgm4, SUNWgmake, SUNWaconf, 
SUNWautomake-1.10, and SUNWlibtool.

Microsoft Windows & MingW32 specific notes:

For Microsoft Windows targets, we primarily focus on using debian hosted 
mingw32 cross-builds.  Since libstdc++ is statically linked, we use the 
c model and build the ucommon subset by default, as otherwise software 
that uses plugins would be hugely bloated.  Full libstdc++ support can 
always be re-enabled explicitly using --enable-stdcpp.

It should be possible to build ucommon using Microsoft native compilers, and if
people wish to submit patches for code changes based on using native Microsoft
compilers, they will be accepted so long as they do not break other build
environments.  Native Microsoft Visual studio files may be generated using
cmake.  We do not recommend the use of proprietary compilers on proprietary
operating systems, and we will continue to work to make the debian hosted mingw
build environment as effective for building our packages as we can.

Support for older GCC (<3.x):

UCommon, like GNU Common C++, is meant to compile anywhere a C++ 
compiler exists.  However, there are specific limitations in gcc < 3, 
particularly in relation to namespace support.  For this reason, we 
disable libstdc++ support by default, although again it can be enabled 
using --enable-stdcpp.

QNX (Neutrino) Hosts & Targets:

QNX distributes and uses both gcc 2.95.3 and 3.3.1, but the latter is 
only with the latest 6.3.x series release.  The userland build tools are 
old and broken for svn checkout to automake build, including libtool 
1.4.x.  Nontheless we are able to support direct hosting and builds of 
ucommon on QNX.  Those using tarballs from official distributions should 
not have these problems.

Since gcc 2.95 is the default, the default builds without stdc++.  Even 
worse, if you enable libstdc++ (--enable-stdcpp), the resulting 
executables will compile and link, but will fail at runtime with symbol 
link errors.  However, executables built and linked with ucommon with 
stdcpp disabled do link and run fine (and the "make check" tests will 
pass).  Strange.

Minix and other non-pthread posix targets:

Starting with 1.8.1, uCommon will optionally build with GNU pth.  This 
can be used to establish uCommon C++ threaded design architecture on 
platforms which do not natively support true threading, such as Minix.  
On platforms that attempt to simulate threading with user mode non 
pre-emptive threading, it is recommended to use uCommon with GNU pth 
even if there is a local library that simulates pthread functionality.  
The reason is that uCommon also wraps and schedules I/O operations 
through the pth I/O functions.

Recent Platforms and Versions Tested:

GNU/Linux gcc 4.5	4.0.0	x86_64
GNU/Linux gcc 4.4	4.0.0	x86_64
GNU/Linux gcc 4.3	3.4.0	x86_64
GNU/Linux gcc 4.2	3.0.2	i386
GNU/Linux gcc 2.95	1.9.0	i386		can only build without stdcpp?
OpenBSD4			4.0.0	i386
NetBSD5				4.0.0	i386		
OpenSolaris sunwpro	4.0.0	x86			(double) conversion of DateTime fails
OS/X				3.1.0	ppc, x86	
QNX (gcc 2.95)		1.8.1	i386
MingW32/cross		4.0.0	i386		ipv6 support broken in wine unit tests
Cygwin				1.8.0	i386