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gcc4: next release
- From: JonY <jon_y at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 09:47:20 +0800
- Subject: gcc4: next release
Can I ask what will be the next version of GCC be in Cygwin?
I'm working on the mingw-w64 GCC package on Cygwin. Normally, anything
cygwin gets installed to /usr, however, with gcc 4.6, the locales data
Charles suggested installing to /opt/mingw64, this doesn't fit well with
the cygwin model, but no clashes there. This allows mingw-w64 GCC
version to be independent of Cygwin's.
Yaakov suggested installing to /usr, but there are some problems with it.
This makes GCC look in /usr/mingw regardless of what the toolchain
target is (anything matching mingw*), bad idea if we want a gcc 4
mingw.org cross toolchain later. It can be fixed, but I'm not too sure
how yet. Locale data is also conflicting. Yaakov suggested that I sync
up with Cygwin GCC so the clash won't be so problematic, eg 4.5.0 Cygwin
with 4.5.1 branch snapshot for mingw-w64.
GCC 4.5.x branch and the 4.6.x branch ABI changed for win64, I'm trying
to avoid breaking user's self-built packages, so 4.5.0 and earlier is
out of the question. The current 4.3.4 is too old for mingw-w64.
I'll be absent for about a week starting tomorrow, so no need to hurry