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Re: GCC 4.3 release schedule
On 10/26/07, Dennis Clarke <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 10/26/07, Andrew MacLeod <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Richard Guenther wrote:
> >> > On 10/26/07, Andrew MacLeod <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> >>
> > ... when we think it's ready. It doesn't help anyone to declare victory
> > and release 4.3.0 when it still miscompiles the kernel (not that I know
> > if it does). Warm fuzzyness for PMs put aside.
> At the risk of annoying you Red Hat Linux guys ( and Linux people in general
> ) you may be surprised to hear that there are problems for UNIX(tm) users
> out there. Now I have tried and failed to get a successful bootstrap build
> of GCC 4.2.2 on Solaris 8 ( Sparc or x86 ) and on Solaris 10. When I look at
> the Build status page I see no one has posted a result there for GCC 4.2.2 :
> Please see : http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.2/buildstat.html
> I was able to get a decent build with GCC 4.2.1 however :
> And see : http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-testresults/2007-08/msg00318.html
> Exact same machine with exact same environment can not build GCC 4.2.2.
> Now then, you seem to be discussing GCC 4.3 when GCC 4.2.x still does not
> build correctly on a highly standards compliant UNIX platform. Am I reading
> this correctly ?
Yes. This is because the interest in 4.2.x is much lower than in 4.3.0
> If not .. then please educate me if you can. I would like
> to at least see GCC 4.2.2 bootstrap out of the box before flailing forwards
> to GCC 4.3.x.
Patches welcome. Certainly there are targets that are less maintained
(and tested) than the *-linux targets. But without infinite resources
we cannot do anything about this. Thus, in the case of Solaris - talk to Sun.