Gcc 4.2.1 to be removed before FreeBSD 13, a firm timeline

Brooks Davis brooks at freebsd.org
Tue Aug 13 18:26:51 UTC 2019

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 10:00:30AM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> Greetings,
> As promised for almost the past decade or so, gcc 4.2.1 will be removed
> from the tree before FreeBSD 13 is branched.

Thank you for writing this up.

> The timeline gives powerpc, mips, mips64, and sparc64 9 months to integrate
> either into an in-tree compiler, or to have a proven external toolchain
> solution. This is on top of the many-years-long warnings about this being
> the end game of the clang integration.

We'll find time at $DAYJOB to get mips64 over the last hurdles if
someone doesn't beat us there since we still need it until we get our
CHERI RISC-V port up and stable (and any PhD students whose work depends
on MIPS graduate).

-- Brooks
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