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Re: GCC 4.3 release schedule


On 10/26/07, Dennis Clarke <dclarke@blastwave.org> wrote:
>
> > On 10/26/07, Andrew MacLeod <amacleod@redhat.com> wrote:
> >> Richard Guenther wrote:
> >> > On 10/26/07, Andrew MacLeod <amacleod@redhat.com> 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
right now.

> 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.

Richard.


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