GCC 3.4.5 release plans

Alex Waugh alex at alexwaugh.com
Mon Jul 25 09:31:53 PDT 2005

Peter Naulls wrote:
> GCC 3.4.5 is currently planned for release on September 30th.   This
> will be a bug fix release, no new features.  I think this ought to be
> the last RISC OS 3.4 series major release, although of course it's
> possible that minor releases after that could be done if there are
> serious bug fixes.   Unless something changes, I don't think we'll
> bother with a 3.4.6 release, which is planned for December 15th.
> This week I'll make available my current GCC 4.1 snapshot, and let
> people try that out and look at some of the issues we need to resolve
> before we can do any kind of release with that.   This will of course
> be a major change, since it'll be ELF-based, and with a little luck,
> also support shared libraries.  I'm hoping Lee Noar will help me soon on
> integrating his work on this into UnixLib.
> Comments please.

I'm not sure how much effort it is to update and release 3.4.x releases, 
  but unless this is to fix specific bugs that affect us then I'd rather 
see the effort be spent on new features, e.g. shared libraries.


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