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Re: An article about the Cygnus tree
- To: msokolov at ivan dot Harhan dot ORG
- Subject: Re: An article about the Cygnus tree
- From: Geoff Keating <geoffk at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 16:53:45 -0700
- CC: binutils at sources dot redhat dot com, crossgcc at sources dot redhat dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- References: <0009042120.AA26535@ivan.Harhan.ORG>
> Date: Mon, 4 Sep 00 16:20:16 CDT
> From: msokolov@ivan.Harhan.ORG (Michael Sokolov)
> gcc is bigger and has many more people interested in its
> development, so Cygnus didn't take over its development and do it
> behind closed doors. First they synchronised their work on it (in
> their internal Cygnus tree) with the FSF maintainers. Then in late
> 1997 they created an open development project for it which they
> named EGCS. It was run by Cygnus and competed with FSF's gcc
> project. Finally, in spring 1999 FSF closed their gcc project and
> EGCS was renamed into GCC.
This bit is not correct. EGCS was never 'run by' Cygnus. It has
always been run by a steering committee on which Cygnus has been
careful to ensure that its employees were never a majority.
> Unfortunately, the GCC (former EGCS) maintainers seem to not have
> grasped yet that this arrangement is troublesome and just plain
Well, I for one would like to see a combined tree.
- Geoffrey Keating <firstname.lastname@example.org>