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Multi-arch only GDB 6.0 ....
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- To: gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 20:08:45 -0400
- Subject: Multi-arch only GDB 6.0 ....
The GDB 5.0 version bump came about mainly because:
o 5.0 requires an ISO C compiler
If someone wants to build GDB using a K&R compiler, they could use the
older 4.x series or a ISO->K&R converter. (It also was part of moving
GDB to a public repository but that is secondary).
I think it is time to think about a GDB version bump. This time the
reason being (credit to Martin Hunt):
o 6.0 only supports multi-arch targets
If someone wants to use GDB on an older more obscure target then they
can grab an old 5.x release.
A tentative schedule (based on this 4 month release cycle) would be:
jul-aug: 5.3 mark all as obsolete
nov-dec: 6.0 have removed them (YA!)
Anyway, I'm going to mention all these going to be obsoleted targets in
5.2's NEWS file.