Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 03:10:46 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 9:06 PM, Gary Dunn <knowtree at aloha.com> wrote:

> When will we bump the version of gcc? On my fresh 8.2 build it is 4.2.1.
> The ports tree has newer, up to 4.7.0 dated 19 Mar 2011.

Probably never, as GPL 3 code isn't allowed in the base system.  There have
been some optimizations backported to gcc in CURRENT that add in stuff like
newer instruction sets I believe.

The base system compiler is moving towards clang/llvm and it's now possible
to run a clang kernel/world on CURRENT.  Efforts are underway to change the
ports system to allow for a more pluggable compiler eg

Adam Vande More

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