GCC maintainer volunteer?

JonY 10walls@gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 21:48:00 GMT 2013

On 2/22/2013 00:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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.

I have not looked at all the patches closely, but some of them were not
merged in gcc-4.7.2, at least the peflags patch did not.

Who is the upstream GCC maintainer for Cygwin anyway?

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