Pulling the switch on GCC4.

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Mon Sep 28 08:51:00 GMT 2009

Dave Korn wrote:

>   As things stand I've only rolled one set of packages, so it will throw the
> switch for both.  I guess that could be a bit inconvenient for 1.5 users who
> will have to add -static if they want full C++ compliance.  I could change it
> to only throw the switch for 1.7 if people think that's desirable, this is
> just the sort of thing I wanted to get people's feelings on.

At this point, as

1) it seems that the Smart Folks have figured out how to address the
last known release blocker for 1.7 (the whole UTF filename thing), so
1.7.1 should be "relatively" imminent -- my personal supposition,
carries no official weight, yadda yadda yadda

2) your effort is at a premium

3) Those who disagree with "throwing the switch" for 1.5 can easily
switch back using the alternatives system

I say keep on as you have planned: one package to rule them all, and
throw the switch for both.



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