EGCS 1.0

December 3, 1997: We are pleased to announce the release of EGCS 1.0.
January 6, 1998: We are pleased to announce the release of EGCS 1.0.1.
March 16, 1998: We are pleased to announce the release of EGCS 1.0.2.
May 15, 1998 We are pleased to announce the release of EGCS 1.0.3.

EGCS is a collaborative effort involving several groups of hackers using an open development model to accelerate development and testing of GNU compilers and runtime libraries.

An important goal of EGCS is to allow wide scale testing of experimental features and optimizations; therefore, EGCS contains some features and optimizations which are still under development. However, EGCS has been carefully tested and should be comparable in quality to most GCC releases.

EGCS 1.0 is based on an August 2, 1997 snapshot of the GCC 2.8 development sources; it contains nearly all of the new features found in GCC 2.8.

EGCS 1.0 also contains many improvements and features not found in GCC 2.7 and even the GCC 2.8 series (which was released after the original EGCS 1.0 release).

See the new features page for a more complete list of new features.

EGCS 1.0.1 is a minor update to the EGCS 1.0 compiler to fix a few critical bugs and add support for Red Hat 5.0 Linux. Changes since the EGCS 1.0 release:

EGCS 1.0.2 is a minor update to the EGCS 1.0.1 compiler to fix several serious problems in EGCS 1.0.1.

EGCS 1.0.3 is a minor update to the EGCS 1.0.2 compiler to fix a few problems reported by Red Hat for builds of Red Hat 5.1.

The EGCS 1.0 releases include installation instructions in both HTML and plaintext forms (see the INSTALL directory in the toplevel directory of the distribution). However, we also keep the most up to date installation instructions and build/test status on our web page. We will update those pages as new information becomes available.

And, we can't in good conscience fail to mention some caveats to using EGCS.

Update: Big thanks to Stanford for providing a high speed link for downloading EGCS (!

Download EGCS from (USA California) or (USA California -- High speed link provided by Stanford).

The EGCS 1.0 release is also available many mirror sites.
Goto mirror list to find a closer site

We'd like to thank the numerous people that have contributed new features, test results, bugfixes, etc. Unfortunately, they're far too numerous to mention by name.