[wwwdocs] remove two non-FAQs from faq.html

Gerald Pfeifer gerald@pfeifer.com
Sun Sep 9 18:31:00 GMT 2007


The first question was crucial during the early egcs days, but in mid 
2007 I think we do not need to explain an open development model any 
longer, plus we have many more details on various aspects of this on
our web site now.

The other one, "Will GCC someday include an incremental linker?" also
is one I have not heard for ages, though if others disagree I am willing
to resurrect it if there is a real need for that.

Gerald

Index: faq.html
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diff -u -3 -p -r1.204 faq.html
--- faq.html	12 Nov 2006 16:46:46 -0000	1.204
+++ faq.html	9 Sep 2007 17:35:31 -0000
@@ -29,7 +29,6 @@ Information page</a>.</p>
 <ol>
   <li><a href="#general">General information</a>
   <ol>
-     <li><a href="#open-development">What is an open development model?</a></li>
      <li><a href="#support">How do I get a bug fixed or a feature added?</a></li>
      <li><a href="#platforms">Does GCC work on my platform?</a></li>
   </ol></li> 
@@ -59,7 +58,6 @@ Information page</a>.</p>
     <li><a href="#generated_files">Why do I need autoconf, bison, xgettext, automake, etc?</a></li>
     <li><a href="#picflag-needed">Why can't I build a shared library?</a></li>
     <li><a href="#vtables">When building C++, the linker says my constructors, destructors or virtual tables are undefined, but I defined them</a></li>
-    <li><a href="#incremental">Will GCC someday include an incremental linker?</a></li>
   </ol></li>
 </ol>
 
@@ -68,54 +66,6 @@ Information page</a>.</p>
 <a name="general"></a>
 <h1>General information</h1>
 
-<h2><a name="open-development">What is an open development model?</a></h2>
-
-<p>We are using a bazaar style
-<a href="#cathedral-vs-bazaar"><b>[1]</b></a> 
-approach to GCC development: we make snapshots publicly available to
-anyone who wants to try them; we welcome anyone to join
-the development mailing list.  All of the discussions on the
-development mailing list are available via the web.  We're going to be
-making releases with a much higher frequency than they have been made
-in the past.</p>
-
-<p>In addition to weekly snapshots of the GCC development sources, we
-have the sources readable from an SVN server by anyone.  Furthermore we
-are using SVN to allow maintainers write access to the sources.</p>
-
-<p>There have been many potential GCC developers who were not able to
-participate in GCC development in the past.  We want these people to
-help in any way they can; we ultimately want GCC to be the best compiler
-in the world.</p>
-
-<p>A compiler is a complicated piece of software, there will still be
-strong central maintainers who will reject patches, who will demand
-documentation of implementations, and who will keep the level of
-quality as high as it is today.  Code that could use wider testing may
-be integrated--code that is simply ill-conceived won't be.</p>
-
-<p>GCC is not the first piece of software to use this open development
-process; FreeBSD, the Emacs lisp repository, and the Linux kernel are
-a few examples of the bazaar style of development.</p>
-
-<p>With GCC, we are adding new features and optimizations at a
-rate that has not been done since the creation of gcc2; these
-additions inevitably have a temporarily destabilizing effect.
-With the help of developers working together with this bazaar style
-development, the resulting stability and quality levels will be better
-than we've had before.</p>
-
-<blockquote>
-<a name="cathedral-vs-bazaar"><b>[1]</b></a> 
-  We've been discussing different development models a lot over the
-  past few months.  The paper which started all of this introduced two
-  terms:  A <b>cathedral</b> development model versus a <b>bazaar</b>
-  development model.  The paper is written by Eric S. Raymond, it is
-  called ``The Cathedral and the Bazaar''.
-  The paper is a useful starting point for discussions.
-</blockquote>
-
-<hr />
 <!-- The "bugreport" anchor was used in ICE messages of GCC < 2.95.3. -->
 <h2 id="bugreport"><a name="support">How do I get a bug fixed or
     a feature added?</a></h2>
@@ -585,14 +535,5 @@ pure are defined.  Note that a destructo
 is declared pure-virtual [class.dtor]/7.</p>
 
 
-<hr />
-<h2><a name="incremental">Will GCC someday include an incremental linker?</a></h2>
-
-<p>Incremental linking is part of the linker, not the compiler. As
-such, GCC doesn't have anything to do with incremental linking.
-Depending on what platform you use, it may be possible to tell GCC to
-use the platform's native linker (e.g., Solaris' ild(1)).</p>
-
-
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