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Re: GCC 3.3, GCC 3.4


Benjamin Kosnik <bkoz@redhat.com> writes:

| >Feel free to suggest a better one!
| 
| Perhaps updating this would help this discussion:
| http://gcc.gnu.org/develop.html#future
| 
| Shipping GCC 3.3.0 on March 1 will require enormous effort. 
| 
| I guess I'm more concerned about the timing on the gcc-3.4.0 effort.
| >From the above link, I cannot tell when it's supposed to be released.
| 
| Anyway. I guess I'm just really leery of releases a la 3.1.0. That
| release was pushed back into the summer, when students are out of
| school, people are on vacation, etc. 

I would suggest we really make major releases at most twice in the year
(I don't believe there is any point in trying to make the highest
number of major releases) but make dot or bug fix releases every two
months. 

[...]

| I've versioned the runtimes assuming that 3.3 will not break the 3.2
| ABI, and that 3.4 will. Lacking clear guidance on what to do, I think
| this was an ok decision.
| 
| I'd prefer a better process though.

Agreed.

-- Gaby


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