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GCC 4.2 Status Report (2006-06-04)
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- To: gcc mailing list <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, gcc-patches <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2006 13:22:50 -0700
- Subject: GCC 4.2 Status Report (2006-06-04)
This status report has been a long time coming, for which I apologize.
As fwprop is no longer on the table for 4.2, and as the vectorizer
improvements seem to have stalled due to a combination of lack of review
and Dorit's leave, I think it's time to declare 4.2 feature-complete.
That leaves us looking at regressions. There are lots; presently 56
P1s. About half of those are new in 4.2. So, we're not ready to create
a 4.2 branch.
Therefore, we need to make the mainline open for regression-fixes only
to force ourselves to attack the open bugs. Please consider the
mainline operating under release-branch rules as of 12:01 AM Wednesday,
California time. That will give everyone a few days to check in any
in-progress bug-fixes that are not regressions.
At this time, I don't think it makes sense to set a 4.2 target branch
date. We have to see how fast the bug-fixing goes.
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