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Re: gcc-3.4 roadmap?

Thanks for your reply!

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 01:55:05PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> 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.
> > 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.

This surprises me.  I'm not a Debian developer, but I would have
guessed that as soon as Sarge were released, the first change to sid
would be to move to the latest toolchain and kde/gnome/X/whatever,
breaking as much stuff as possible and then repair and release as

Which would be much more unstable than Debian has been since I've used
it, which I suppose is why it doesn't work that way.

> 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.

Thanks, I didn't know that.  That's good news.


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