Re: GCC 3.0 status?
Wichert Akkerman writes:
> Previously Eray Ozkural (exa) wrote:
> > It was announced that gcc 3.0 was released however packages in
> > testing still warn about themselves as "unsupported" prerelease
> > packages. What is the current state of debian gcc packaging? And
> > when can we start using gcc 3.0 to compile stuff? If it's released
> > we should be able to use it, especially for C++.
> We can't use it for woody, since switching to g++ 3.0 means breaking
> the ABI and will force us to change to sonames on all C++ libraries.
> You can not link anything you compile with g++-3.0 with C++ libraries
> that are currently in woody/sid.
you are right in that changing the default g++ for woody would break
the ABI. However the existing gcc-3.0 (pre-release) packages in
testing should be removed or upgraded to the final gcc-3.0 release
> The exceptions are architectures that have always used g++-3.0
> (from memory those are ia64 and hppa).
ia64 uses 2.96 as default.