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On Sep 19, 2008, at 5:52 AM, Mikko Rapeli wrote:

Continuing the toolchain upgrade discussion:

Users like us on ARM arch would like a newer GCC with thumb2 support
and newer binutils with actually working thumb support (see my posts to
port-arm for details as far as I know them).

Two problems: any newer GCC is GPLv3.

But the primary issue is that any newer GCC require gmp and mpfr which means either importing them and making them host tools and well as providing them
for gcc.  That's a lot of bloat just for a new GCC.

While gmp and mpfr are LGPL licensed, they are still major libraries that
wouldn't be BSD licensed.

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