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Re: gcc 3.5 integration branch proposal

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> "Same high quality"?  I know you're aware of them, but you might want
> to revisit the reasons that _no vendor_ I know of in several years has
> shipped an FSF released compiler.

FreeBSD has been doing that more or less, and in some of the cases (like
SUSE last spring) there simply was a timing issue with the two release
schedules not fitting.

(We are not taking aboute a patch here or there, but substantial changes,

On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Steven Bosscher wrote:
> Yes. Most of the RTL-opt branch is in SUSE's 3.3.3.  It is also on
> the hammer branch for everyone else.  Gentoo and Mandrake use the
> hammer branch, simply because it beats the FSF release on all turf.
> I still hope debian switches too, it would be a good choice I think.

With my FSF hat on, I don't like this too much.  With my distributor
hat on, I can fully understand it.  Long term, I hope we can converge
so that FSF GCC will be useful in a more direct way.

Gerald "Jerry"

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