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Re: gcc 4.1 or not

On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 11:10:48PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> Hi,
> there were some requests, e.g. by Martin Michlmayr to the release team
> whether we could switch gcc to 4.1 or not for etch.  As we're heading to
> freeze etch rather soon and also the RC bug count doesn't look too good,
> and we want to be on time this time :), we think the switch to gcc 4.1
> as default should only be made if not more than 20 packages become RC
> buggy by it.  Also, the switch should happen latest 1.5 months prior to
> freeze, that is Jun 15th.

Additional data point: GCC 4.0 on m68k is mostly crap, and probably the
reason why we haven't been able to make it back as a release candidate
architecture yet.

GCC 4.1 fixes a _lot_ of the GCC 4.0 bugs on m68k, and we'd really,
_really_ love to see it become the default, at the very least on our
architecture. So, I guess that means we'll have to help out there,
doesn't it? ;-)

> The RC bug NMU policy also applies to such bugs, but please be
> aware: Do not upload package until you make sure you don't break
> anything. Please check also that you're not just disturbing a transition
> (e.g. don't NMU packages in sid the day before they go to testing :).
> Questions should go to debian-release also (though of course I read d-d
> also :).

One: What's the easiest way to extract the list of gcc-4.1 related bugs
from the BTS?

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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