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Antwort: Re: Antwort: Re: [PATCH]: bump minimum MPFR version, (includes some fortranbits)

Adrian Bunk schrieb am 13.10.2008 17:41:15:

> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 04:42:08PM +0200, Markus Milleder wrote:
> > Is there any reason not to demand 2.3.2 for GCC 4.4 ? Or even the
> newest MPFR version published before creating the GCC 4.4 release
> branch (which could be 2.3.3) ?
> Upgrading can cause the user some unneeded work.
> E.g. the next stable release of Debian will likely ship with 2.3.1 .
> So in this specific case fulfilling a 2.3.1 requirement would be easy,
> while a 2.3.2 requirement would make it much harder to build gcc 4.4 .
Much harder ?

I don't think anybody who tries to build GCC from source will have any
problem building MPFR first.

I can see how a distribution will probably want to have at least the
MPFR version GCC demands, which would force an MPFR upgrade to
accompany a GCC 4.4 package.

> And upgrading from 2.3.1 to let's say 3.0.0 might be a bad choice if
> the new version contains regressions.

That's why I said "before branching", this gives a time window to detect
such regressions. While the cutoff date for moving to a new revision
of MPFR may be somewhat earlier, my idea was to demand a rather current

Changing to 3.0.0 - which implies much larger changes than 2.3.3 - is
IMHO stage 1 material, maybe stage 2 if the release notes make it
exceedingly clear that the major version change is only because
of major new features, with no changes to existing ones.

      Markus Milleder

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