vOS vs Stratus VOS

Xi Ruoyao xry111@mengyan1223.wang
Sat May 8 16:45:15 GMT 2021

On Sat, 2021-05-08 at 12:23 -0400, ylluminate via Gcc-help wrote:
> Hi folks, we have a bit of a strange issue that needs to be addressed.
> It appears that Stratus Virtual Operating System ( 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratus_VOS) is causing a clash for us
> with GCC 11.  Our operating system is named "vOS" (V Operating System;
> written in the V language and the vos (fox in dutch) is our
> mascot).  See: https://github.com/vlang/vos
> We have temporarily renamed our effort to "Vix" so as to be able to
> progress with GCC 11 and this peculiar reservation issue, but it would
> be very helpful and appreciated if Stratus could be properly termed as
> SVOS or "stratus" instead of simply their latter postfix nomenclature
> of "vos".
> Would it be possible for you to make this change?  Or would this cause
> too many problems?  If this is "impossible," could you recommend
> another option vs a complete rename / rebrand?

The related code (config.guess and config.sub) is technically not a part
of GCC, bug a separate project hosted at

Stratus VOS was introduced into config.guess since 2001, so many
existing code may depends on this.

Instead, you can contact config.guess maintainers and ask them to
reserve a name (like "vix") for you.
Xi Ruoyao <xry111@mengyan1223.wang>
School of Aerospace Science and Technology, Xidian University

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