We have paused on this, and I would really like to see this issue fixed for 2017Q4; NetBSD 6 is quite troubled. I plan to add a wiki page about compiler selection, kind of a design document, and to dare to get things wrong in the name of provoking progress. I think we have a mostly converged design, and actual implementation will not be that hard. I think the possibly-controversial issues are: how much to remove from gcc pacakges to make bootstrapping easier (NLS), vs having separate bootstrapping packages How to steer with NetBSD 7, which has gcc 4.8, which seems good enough for almost all C++11 programs, but not fireox which seems to need 4.9. and will highlight those in the page. I'll post again when there's a stake in the ground to argue about.
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