notice of package removal: gcc2-2.95-*

Christopher Faylor cgf-rcm@cygwin.com
Sun Oct 5 05:12:00 GMT 2003


I don't have the time or the inclination to support gcc 2.95 (aka the
gcc2 package).  That fact wasn't a really big deal until David
Billinghurst pointed out that the package contained a serious flaw.  So,
rather than subject people to a broken g++, I will be end-of-lifing the
gcc2 package next week unless someone steps forward to claim package
maintainership.

This means I will remove the package from sources.redhat.com and it
will no longer be available for download via setup.exe.

If you are interested in maintaining this package, please send email
to cygwin-apps.  Serious inquries only, please, i.e.  no "I have never
built a package before and don't really know C but if you are available
to step me through ever individual step required, I might do it if it
isn't too hard."

If you have questions or comments not related to volunteering for
maintainership, please send them to the Cygwin mailing list: 
see <http://cygwin.com/list.html>.

Oh, and I probably have to say that the gcc 3.3.1 package will still be
available.

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