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Re: Advice requested: how big can we be?

On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Andrew Haley wrote:

> Joe Buck writes:
>  > On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 05:50:32PM +0200, S. Bosscher wrote:
>  > > You are going to make it impossible for many people to contribute
>  > > to GCC or you'll have to accept that patches will be posted that
>  > > have not been tested with Java enabled, and that even fewer
>  > > people will be able to produce test results for GCJ.
>  >
>  > I already skip Java builds and tests most of the time because it is so
>  > expensive, and I'm sure that many others do the same.
> So am I.  But a Java compatible library is big, and there's nothing we
> can do about that.

I don't know gcj, but what about to divide one lib into several for
example following root packages? i.e. libgcjjavanet, libgcjjavalang,
libgcjjavautil etc.

> What I am interested to know is the class of boxes on which we can
> reasonably expect people to build gcc.

Slow (notebook) PIII-1GHz + 512MB RAM + 512 MB swap. Anyway I always buy
rather more memory than usuall since this machine should run for 3 years
and serve me well. I plan for next purchase (next year) to require 2GB


Karel Gardas        
ObjectSecurity Ltd. 

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