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Re: rawhide report: 20060811 changes



On Fri, 2006-08-11 at 15:14 +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
> Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> > buildsys redhat com wrote:
> >> > >New package compat-gcc-34
> >> > >     Compatibility GNU Compiler Collection
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >> > Why is this needed in Fedora Core?
> >>
> >> 1) GCC 3.4.6 is the last one to ship with G77, while Gfortran is quite 
> >> far
> >>    even in the Fortran77 compatibility, it is not yet there and some 
> >> people
> >>    have huge Fortran77 codebases, not to mention that Gfortran runtime
> >>    is in any case ABI incompatible with G77 runtime
> >> 2) similarly, not all third party C++ sources are ready for GCC 4.1.x, so
> >>    a secondary compiler is often handy until they manage to rewrite it
> >> 3) in the end, all that changed from previous amount of binary packages
> >>    is the addition of one new src.rpm - as many compat-gcc-32 subpackages
> >>    were nuked at the same time as the number of added compat-gcc-34
> >>    subpackages
> > 
> > 
> > So it was added just for Fortran77? If this is the case why can't it
> > be in extras as I'm pretty sure there are no dependancies on Fortran
> > in Core. Also does it mean it replaces the compat-gcc-32 packages?
> 
> No it's very useful to C++ developpers.

No doubt.

>  Unlike C, there are important 
> changes between g++ 3.x and g++ 4, some that sometimes require massive 
> rewrites.
Yes, but ... that's what I call low quality source bases ;)

>  I think this belongs in Core, as a replacement to compat-gcc-32.
I think, it belongs into Extras, to make such low quality sources in
Core apparent. To end-users, it doesn't matter if it's in Core or
Extras.

Ralf




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