gcc 2.96?

Yves Rutschle y.rutschle@indigovision.com
Mon May 6 08:29:00 GMT 2002

On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 04:20:13PM +0100, Rupert Wood wrote:
> > gcc-2.96 is produced by RedHat only, and the FSF hate them for that
> > because they say it is broken. RedHat denies. I don't know.
> 'hate' is a little strong. GCC is free software and, IMO, Red Hat can
> release whatever they like as long as they're willing to support it
> (which they did). Arguably they shouldn't have called it GCC 2.96
> without running that past the GCC SC first but I don't think they did
> anything else wrong. In any case, Red Hat host gcc.gnu.org and a lot of
> @redhats contribute a lot to GCC - I wouldn't knock them.

All very valid points -- 'hate' is the feeling I got reading
some flames here and there. In case I wasn't clear, I don't
want to knock anybody, both the FSF and RedHat do a great job in
their respective areas. Sorry if my wording was too short :)


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