[gccsdk] GCCSDK GCC 4.1.1 pre-release 1
John.Tytgat at aaug.net
Fri Nov 16 18:43:26 PST 2007
About 13 months ago we started the GCCSDK 4 developments using Nick's
initial GCC 4 port as a basis. Today I'm happy to announce a first
pre-release of that work looking for developer feedback and to allow
broader testing than we've done so far.
* GNU C/C++ compilers based on GCC 4.1.1 and Binutils 2.17.
* Object file format is now ELF based and no longer AOF/AIF (although that
Absolute AIF files can be created from static built ELF programs).
* Shared library support with default set of shared libraries for UnixLib,
libgcc, C++ support library and dynamic loader.
* UnixLib as runtime library also means a soft-float floating point
implementation resulting significant speed increases for floating point
* RISC OS module support for C programs
More details can be found via !GCC.!Help (including known problems).
We consider this as a test release so any feedback on things which could
be improved are more than welcome. If you as developer are happy to
already release your programs with this pre-release, feel free to do so
but please only with static linked libraries as we're planning some changes
for the shared libraries and don't want to be a position to have to support
the current shared libraries in this release.
RISC OS Binary & source download details at:
People interested in cross-compiling can start with this information:
Details on the development of GCCSDK GCC 4.1.1 can be found at:
This release wouldn't be possible without:
- Nick Burrett's initial GCC 4 port work.
- Lee Noar's shared library work
- John Tytgat's work on building, C modules support and all other GCCSDK 4
- all UnixLib contributors
- Justin Fletcher's CMunge
- Rob Kendrick's mkresfs
- riscos.info hosting
- and of course all the GCC and Binutils contributors
John Tytgat, in his comfy chair at home BASS
John.Tytgat at aaug.net ARM powered, RISC OS driven
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