gcc 3.x & fbsd 4.9?

Gerald Pfeifer gerald at pfeifer.com
Sat Jan 24 07:44:17 PST 2004

On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Palle Girgensohn wrote:
> I just checked the page http://gcc.gnu.org/, and it says that gcc 3.3.2 is
> the current release. Is there a reason that this version does not have a
> freebsd port? the gcc33 seems to be a moving target with of version 3.3.3
> with snapdates in the version name. Perhaps this is alright,
> 3.3.3-"current" is perhaps more stable than 3.3.2-release?

Yes, this is to be supposed to be the case.

That is, the FreeBSD ports collection is tracking GCC release branches,
instead of jumping from release to release.  There may be a regression
now and then, but in general fixes and improvement outweigh the drawbacks,
for -- once branched -- GCC release branches are supposed to be stable.

Gerald Pfeifer (Jerry)   gerald at pfeifer.com   http://www.pfeifer.com/gerald/

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