[gccsdk] Is it time for a new version of GCC4?

Alan alan_baa at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 17 10:11:21 PDT 2020

On 16/03/2020 15:44, Lee Noar wrote:

>> The RISC OS packages have a new environment field and I'd like to add
>> them to the GCC4 packages. I've noticed some useful work has been done
>> in GCC 4 so it would be nice to get this included as well.
>> I'm happy to have a go at building and packaging the latest GCC4, but
>> before I do I want to check the current status.
>> Is it stable at the moment or are some new changes about to go in?
> I do have some changes to commit to Unixlib and I need to check that
> GCC4 still builds and runs correctly. Admittedly, I have neglected GCC4
> recently in favour of GCC8, so all the testing I've been doing is with
> the GCC8 build (autobuilder/develop/gcc).
Let me know when you've done what you need to for GCC4 and I'll go

ahead and build and package the new version. There's no desperate

rush as long as it's not 3 months away:-)

I know a month ago GCC4 didn't build as I tried it on another machine.

I'm really intrigued about GCC8, but I'm being patient and waiting for

more information to be "officially" released on it.

>> Is the SharedUnixLibrary 1.15 ready to go?
> Yes, that change was to improve clean up on program exit with
> shared libraries and GCC 8.
Excellent, I'll package this when I do GCC4
>> When packaging the shared library versions of the libraries that go with
>> it has the ABI changed so they need to be packaged as new ABI versions?
> GCC4 is still "abi-2.0", GCC8 is "armeabihf".
That's good.
> Lee.


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