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Re: Fw: GCC 4.2 Status Report (2006-06-04)

> This status report has been a long time coming, for which I apologize.
> As fwprop is no longer on the table for 4.2, and as the vectorizer
> improvements seem to have stalled due to a combination of lack of review
> and Dorit's leave,

That is unfortunate. Dorit did make a sincere effort to prepare her patches
long ago (mid February) well before leaving, and Victor has been constantly
pinging for reviews, ready to address them.


> I think it's time to declare 4.2 feature-complete.
> That leaves us looking at regressions.  There are lots; presently 56
> P1s.  About half of those are new in 4.2.  So, we're not ready to create
> a 4.2 branch.
> Therefore, we need to make the mainline open for regression-fixes only
> to force ourselves to attack the open bugs.  Please consider the
> mainline operating under release-branch rules as of 12:01 AM Wednesday,
> California time.  That will give everyone a few days to check in any
> in-progress bug-fixes that are not regressions.
> At this time, I don't think it makes sense to set a 4.2 target branch
> date.  We have to see how fast the bug-fixing goes.
> --
> Mark Mitchell
> CodeSourcery
> (650) 331-3385 x713

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