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Re: gcc-3.4 roadmap?

harlan@artselect.com (Pete Harlan) writes:

> What's the future of amd64 compiled with gcc-3.4?

As I see it the sarge-amd64 fork will be gcc-3.3 compiled since
gcc-3.4 would need a lot more changes. That means the main sid archive
will also stay with gcc-3.3 and follow the normal debian transition to
gcc-3.4 over time.

Packages can Build-Depend on gcc-3.4 and compile with it in the
"normal" pure64 as some packages (like all the mozilla browsers) are
already doing.

> I don't mean the repository that is currently compiled that way.  I
> understand that's still missing a few packages and that it's not the
> "official" amd64 port, and may never be.  Perhaps it's just an
> experiment that worked really, really well :)
> On the other hand, obviously at some point the amd64 port will be
> compiled with 3.4, and apparently there are technical benefits to
> doing so.
> Does anyone have an educated guess as to when amd64 sid will move to
> gcc 3.4?

A year after sarge? Maybe faster if we agressively write patches and
ask for NMUs.

> Or whether there will be an upgrade path from the current gcc-3.4 port?
> Thanks,


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