Which version of Linux are you really using?

by Emmanuel Stapf (modified: 2012 Sep 27)

Our Linux version of EiffelStudio is compiled for Linux distributions made in 2003 (i.e. Linux kernel 2.6 and GNU C Library 2.3.3). The benefit is the guarantee that EiffelStudio will be running out of the box on all Linux platforms (assuming they are post 2003). Using such an old target for Linux also implies that EiffelStudio cannot be as optimized as it could for Linux users using most recent Linux distribution.

You can see a little bit of history of Linux at:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel#Maintenance
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glibc#Version_history

I've created 2 polls so that you can tell us which version of Linux you are using. This will help us target EiffelStudio appropriately by providing the best experience and performance for our Linux users.


Thanks for providing your feedback,


  • Berend de Boer (4 years ago 28/9/2012)

    I would say supporting the oldest Ubuntu LTS is probably the easiest to determine what people need? Or oldest supported Debian.

    • Emmanuel Stapf (4 years ago 28/9/2012)

      We do not favor any distributions. Currently we are building our Linux versions on systems with Fedora Core 2. However, you read our mind and we would be most likely going with Debian Lenny (http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/) or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It mostly depends on what users tell us.