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Re: GCC 4.7.0 Release Candidate available from gcc.gnu.org


Dennis Clarke <dclarke@blastwave.org> writes:

>> GCC 4.7.0 Release Candidate available from gcc.gnu.org
>>
>> The first release candidate for GCC 4.7.0 is available from
>>
>>  ftp://gcc.gnu.org/pub/gcc/snapshots/4.7.0-RC-20120302
>>
>> and shortly its mirrors.  It has been generated from SVN revision 184777.
>>
>> I have so far bootstrapped and tested the release candidate on
>> x86_64-linux.  Please test it and report any issues to bugzilla.
>>
>> If all goes well, I'd like to release 4.7.0 in about three weeks.
>
> I'll drop it on Solaris. Give it a push. Do we realy really need that
> ppl/cloog stuff? I have never seen it build and pass any tests, ever,
> even once, on Solaris with or without Sun Studio compilers or GCC or
> prayer and geek magic under a full moon.  Seriously.

Given that PPL is a C++ library, you need to build it with g++ since
Studio CC and g++ aren't ABI-compatible.

That said, I'm using them in my Solaris GCC bootstraps, although it
admittedly took some effort to build initially and using it requires you
to jump through hoops to get the configure options right.  I agree that
this is an incredible mess right now.

> So really, it that stuff a "need" or a "nice to have" ?

install.texi documents them as optional:

Necessary to build GCC with the Graphite loop optimizations.

but that sentence could probably be clarified.

	Rainer

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Rainer Orth, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University


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