[tbb-bugs] #26877 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Declare gcc version in rbm.conf

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#26877: Declare gcc version in rbm.conf
 Reporter:  sukhbir                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement                 |         Status:  needs_review
 Priority:  Medium                      |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser    |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                      |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-rbm, TorBrowser201807R  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                              |         Points:
 Reviewer:                              |        Sponsor:
Changes (by gk):

 * keywords:  tbb-rbm => tbb-rbm, TorBrowser201807R


 Hm, I am inclined to think it makes sense to keep those versions
 separated. Assuming we hit a toolchain bug for Linux which needs to get
 handled by using a newer compiler it does not seem smart to suddenly ship
 a new toolchain for Windows, too (or vice versa), especially if the stable
 series is affected. Thus, I think we should be conservative here and not
 have both linked together. On the other hand, the question is how often
 this actually happens and whether we could not work around that ad hoc
 without the need for bumping the compiler version of the unaffected
 platform. So, I don't feel too strongly here.

 Do we know why we had this separation in the past? I think we did not have
 that back in the `tor-browser-bundle` days.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26877#comment:4>
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