gcc-3.4.4-2 progress report.

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Thu May 18 18:26:00 GMT 2006

    Hi all,

  Just a quick update to let you all know how it's going: well, is the answer,
but slowly also.  (I have a 6-year-old 850MHz athlon pc; that isn't very fast
considering the size of the job).

  I've got to grips with the whole build and packaging procedure, and found
and fixed a few bugs in the build script that were breaking it.  I've added
the std::string bugfix to the libstdc sources.  I've also restored pascal to
the mix: I've imported the latest gpc sources and up-ported them to gcc-3.4.4.
Oh, and I reworked the "gcc -v" output to put all the appended texts inside
one single pair of brackets.

  It successfully built overnight last night (I have a 6-year-old pc, it takes
/ages/ to do a full build), but the pascal and D packages weren't correct; for
pascal, that's because the code to package it isn't in the latest version of
the build script, I need to get it from the old 3.3.3-x package.  I don't know
what went wrong with D yet.  However apart from those glitches it seems to
have succeeded.

  So, the remaining things I have to do are 1) fix these last couple of bugs
so the packages are asssembled correctly, 2) run the testsuite (has been in
progress all day today while I've been out, but my computer is also a bit
flakey and overheat-y and may have crashed during this, as it did last time I
tried) 3) build the 3.4.4-1 version and run the testsuite on that as well.
Then, assuming  no regressions show up, I think it'll be ready to upload.
Expect it the other side of the weekend.

  The one thing I haven't done anything about is making libstdc++ as a dll,
because I don't yet know how.  Jim, if you or anyone else can tell me what I
have to do in terms of configure options, I'll have a go; otherwise I'll leave
it for a subsequent release.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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