gcc 4.x for Cygwin?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Nov 27 17:38:00 GMT 2007

Now for something completely different:

Did anything happen in the gcc 4.x world which would help us to get a
gcc 4.x for Cygwin at one point?  Are some of the problems reported in
http://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin-apps/2006-05/msg00044.html fixed in the

As for Charles' options how to go on:

> (1) either you drop ada and java support, and we live with the
> ever-increasing brokenness that will accumulate in the sjlj code, or
> (2) you switch to dwarf2, we keep ada and java, but loose the callback
> stuff and break backward compatibility.
> (3) you release TWO entire SETS of compilers: an sjlj one with only
> C/C++/Fortran, and a "real" one with DWARF2 and the full compiler
> suite. This is a support nightmare; I recommend against.

I'd opt for option 2.

Dave?  Charles?  Anybody?


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