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Re: SGI discontinues Pro64 development
----- Original Message -----
From: "Toon Moene" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jason Lee Eckhardt" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: SGI discontinues Pro64 development
> Jason Lee Eckhardt wrote:
> > http://oss.sgi.com/projects/Pro64/
> > "SGI has discontinued development and support of SGI Pro64TM
> > development tools. SGI marketing is interested in hearing
> > developers. Please send any comments or suggestions to
> > IA64devtools@oss.sgi.com. Thank you for your interest in SGI
> > compiler development tools."
> > I wonder if they might be convinced now to sign over
copyright to FSF
> > so that some of the more interesting technology (e.g., the
> > loop optimizer and the interprocedural opts) in that compiler
> > developed actively. Just a thought.
> Or even the Fortran 90 front end. That would be a pity for all
> effort that went into g95 already, but we cannot seriously let
> opportunity to get an up to date Fortran compiler pass ...
This situation may be setting up to prolong the struggle over FSF
culture. Organizations aligned with enemies of FSF have announced
support for various academic groups in continuing to work on
Pro-64. Making Pro-64 a pawn in this struggle may be the death