Re: egcs (New GCC)
On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> From: Jason Gunthorpe <email@example.com>
> > Someone should really package this, but I wonder if two versions of GCC
> > will cause alot of trouble?
> If these guys can make a go of it, we should go to their version.
> The problem is that nobody has been able to get changes into "gcc"
> unless they work for Cygnus. This has gone on for 5 or 6 years now.
My following of the thread on gnu.help follows with this, there are three
- FSF hasn't been integrating patches from other, Cygnus seems to have
better luck mind you
- FSF hasn't released a new GCC for 1.5 -YEARS-! Cygnus has been
releasing 4 times a year, and they send all patches to the FSF.
- FSF is sitting on 2.8 that Cygnus people say has many many many major
pgcc is a good example, they have been trying for a long time to get
patches in. I understand egcs plans to integrate their patches.
If egcs makes their start of september release I suggest that we dump 2.7
and move to 2.90 (what they are numbering their release).
BTW, I think FSF is mostly justified in not releasing, gcc is so important
to alot of people that a flawed release could be really bad for them.
Oh, FSF does not refer to the Free Software Foundation as a whole, only
the group working on GCC, the statements expressed above are a summary of
usenet posting ans may not represent reality, yadda yadda yadda.
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