Subject: pkg/21950: boehm-gc update to 6.2a6
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/21/2003 13:37:52
>Number:         21950
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       boehm-gc update to 6.2a6
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jun 21 11:38:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Marc Recht
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6U
System: NetBSD 1.6U NetBSD 1.6U (LEELOO) #0: Fri Jun 20 13:28:03 CEST 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
update to 6.2 alpha6

changes since 6.2alpha5:
 - There was extra underscore in the name of GC_save_registers_in_stack
   for NetBSD/SPARC.  (Thanks to Jaap Boender for the patch.)
 - Integrated Brian Alliet's patch for Darwin.  This restructured the
   linuxthreads/pthreads support to separate generic pthreads support
   from more the system-dependent thread-stopping code.  I believe this
   should make it easier to eliminate the code duplication between
   pthreads platforms in the future.  The patch included some other
   code cleanups.
 - Integrated Dan Bonachea's patch to support AIX threads.  This required
   substantial manual integration, mostly due to conflicts with other
   recent threads changes.  It may take another iteration to
   get it to work.
 - Removed HPUX/PA-RISC support from aix_irix_threads.c.  It wasn't used
   anyway and it cluttered up the code.  And anything we can do to migrate
   towards generic pthreads support is a good thing.
 - Added a more explicit test for tracing of function arguments to test.c.
   (Thanks to Dan Grayson.)
 - Added Akira Tagoh's PowerPC64 patch.
 - Fixed some bit rot in the Cygwin port.  (Thanks to Dan Bonachea for
   pointing it out.)  Gc.h now includes just windows.h, not winbase.h.
 - Declared GC_save_regs_in_stack() in gc_priv.h.  Remove other declarations.
 - Changed --enable-cplusplus to use automake consitionals.  The old way
   confused libtool.  "Make install" didn't work correctly for the old version.
   Previously --enable-cplusplus was broken on cygwin.
 - Changed the C version of GC_push_regs to fail at compile time if it is
   generated with an empty body.  This seems to have been the cause of one
   or two subtle failures on unusual platforms.  Those failures should
   now occur at build time and be easily fixable.