GCC maintainer volunteer?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Feb 21 16:59:00 GMT 2013


On Feb 21 11:31, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
> On 21 February 2013 10:38, NightStrike wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 3:42 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> On Feb 21 21:33, JonY wrote:
> >>> On 2/21/2013 20:40, NightStrike wrote:
> >>> >> I've started looking at the patches, they definitely aren't trivial.
> >>> >> I'll probably be releasing it as experimental.
> >>> >
> >>> > There are local cygwin patches to gcc?
> >>> >
> >>>
> >>> Yes, about 100KB of it. I confess I don't know what most of is for, my
> >>> understanding of the gcc internals are limited.
> >>
> >> I assume some (or all) of them are already upstream, but they were not
> >> backported into the 4.5.x branch.  It might be a good idea to start out
> >> with a clean upstream build and then look into the patches if they still
> >> make some sense.
> >
> > Are they in 4.6?  If so, why not just start fresh and clean with a 4.6
> > 'chain that needs zero patching?
> 
> I believe Corinna means going to later version of GCC, preferably
> straight to 4.7 would be great.

Exactly.  The question is then, what patches from the 4.5.3 gcc were
not applied upstream and still make sense today.


Corinna

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