Subject: Re: gcc4.0
To: George Michaelson <>
From: John R. Shannon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/02/2005 03:45:11
I've ported gcc 4.0.2.

It's hanging in the regression tests so I don't want to commit it until I 
resolve the reason for the hang.

On Tuesday 01 November 2005 11:53 pm, George Michaelson wrote:
> So gcc4 has gone to 4.0.2. There still doesn't seem to be an adopted
> pkg in the lang/ space.
> Last time there was any discussion, things kinda frosted out. (July
> of this year) OK, so new compilers often have regressions, but there are
> two sides to this coin: if we don't see a pkg, or work to test NetBSD
> against the newer compiler than (a) regressions don't get found and (b)
> we wind up being stuck on old compilers which has *HUGE* downside costs
> when packages people use in real-world deployments start depending on
> the newer compiler features (and that has happened in the past to
> pkgsrc)
> I am not a coder. so I am admittedly whining, caveat emptor applies.
> But can we *please* see some core team activity to at least flag that
> we need gcc4 tested against the code, and some indication on how things
> might stand in the future..
> Do we have a plan to get gcc4 into pkgsrc space?
> Do we have a plan to test gcc4 across the platforms, to see what breaks
> in userspace and the kernel?
> Do we skip 3.4?
> -George

John R. Shannon