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From: Mart Raudsepp <leio@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: stable gcc 5.4.0 ??
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:52:01
Message-Id: 1492728706.1718.1.camel@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: stable gcc 5.4.0 ?? by Walter Dnes
Ühel kenal päeval, N, 20.04.2017 kell 18:17, kirjutas Walter Dnes:
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 07:36:03AM +0200, Tomas Mozes wrote > > > > The default is new: > > https://www.gentoo.org/support/news-items/2015-10-22-gcc-5-new-c++1 > > 1-abi.html > >   And the news item says... > > > Display-If-Installed: >=sys-devel/gcc-5 > > ...which means that people like me, who currently have 4.9.4, won't > know > about it until after the fact.  Then they'd have to...
You will still have 4.9.4 until you unmerge it, and will still use 4.9.4 until you gcc-config to gcc5.
> GCC 5.4 Status: 2016-06-03 (regression fixes & docs only). > > GCC 6.3 Status: 2016-12-21 (regression fixes & docs only).  > > GCC 7.1 Status: 2017-04-20 (frozen, all changes require RM approval). > > Development: GCC 8.0 Status: 2017-04-20 (regression fixes & docs > only).
Notice how 4.9 isn't even mentioned there as receiving regression fixes or whatnot anymore.
>   Maybe we should what many enterprises do with Windows; i.e. skip a > version and go straight to gcc-6.
No. Maybe with gcc 5 to 7. Other than that, I am terribly sorry for your inconvenience. But 2014 called and wanted its compiler back :( So we are "bleeding edge" again