Subject: Re: gcc update?
To: None <>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/30/2002 16:27:17
Rob Hoopman said:
> I've been tinkering with povray lately and have compiled povray 3.5
> recently from source assuming it would give me a marginal speed increase
>  over the linux binary under emulation.
> The native compiled version turned out to be significantly ( somtimes a
> couple hundred percent ) slower than the linux binary. As there is unly
> so much optimisation you can do besides -O3 to gcc I compiled gcc 3.2
> and used that to recompile povray, this results in a binary that is a
> couple percent fatser than the official pov linux binary under
> emulation. I can send some benchmark data if anyone is interested, the
> gist of it  is that the gcc3 binary is 25-75% faster on some standard
> pov renders  I  timed (Usual disclaimers ofcourse apply ).
> So the questions:
> Is anyone working on an updated gcc ( or gcc-devel ) package?
> Is anyone interested in what I have on my machine to finish a package as
>  I don't consider myself capable of delivering a decent package for a
> major package like gcc. ( Especially since it does not install cleanly
> yet on my machine and I don't understand any of  the SunOS voodoo that
> is currently in lang\gcc )

Hi Rob,

what are the problems when installing gcc-3.x on your system? Can you be a
little more explicit?

cheerio Berndt
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