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Re: Success report on Linux/PPC, small Ada problem
- From: dewar at gnat dot com (Robert Dewar)
- To: dewar at gnat dot com, jsm28 at cam dot ac dot uk
- Cc: fw at deneb dot enyo dot de, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, jbuck at synopsys dot COM,minyard at acm dot org
- Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 20:23:09 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Success report on Linux/PPC, small Ada problem
<<gnat_rm.texi contains many references to software available from ACT,
which I noted as inappropriate commercial advertising in a GNU manual, but
hopefully the software in question is at least free software.
ALl such software is part of the GNAT system, so I see no reason not to
refer to it in the GNAT manual. All this software is part of the source
distribution. I simply don't understand the distinction you are making here.
For us GNAT, including the FSF version, is a complete Free Software system
for Ada programming, not just a bare compiler.
<<Not however the most important (to GNU) ports, which are those to free
Of course, but it is certainly valuable for GCC to run on targets other
than GNU, and I have never heard anyone question this before.
Once again, Joseph, I would like to understand what you mean when you
talk about the manual recommending the use of proprietary software.