FreeBSD 7.0 using GCC 4?

Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri almarrie at gmail.com
Mon May 14 08:10:49 UTC 2007


On 5/13/07, O. Hartmann <ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> LI Xin wrote:
> > Alexander Kabaev wrote:
> >
> >> On Sun, 13 May 2007 20:20:24 +0800
> >> LI Xin <delphij at delphij.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Will we be using 4.1.x series or 4.2.x series for 7.0-RELEASE? Just
> >>> curious :-)
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> --
> >>> Xin LI <delphij at delphij.net>        http://www.delphij.net/
> >>> FreeBSD - The Power to Serve!
> >>>
> >>>
> >> 4.2.0. This is the first compiler version in GCC history to actually
> >> shrink compiled boot2 code and that alone gave it many points in 4.1
> >> vs. 4.2 shootout. There are other advantages as well. 4.2 can build
> >> unpatched firefox and have it working, while 4.1 builds binary with
> >> broken relocations, etc.
> >>
> >
> > Wow, that's great, thanks for the work!
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> A while ago a discussion herein was triggered about this subject and as
> I remember myself, the decission was made in favor of gcc 4.1. Watching
> Linux/Gentoo Forums for a while I was reading many suggestions not using
> gcc 4.1.1 as it is standard in newest branches/distributions, because of
> several serious misbehaviours/generating broken code.
>
> We will see
> Oliver

A friend of mine who is a dev in Fedora said they wont go for GCC 4.1
since it brakes many things, and would go for GCC 4.2.x instead.


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