Updated [experimental]: gcc-3.4.4-2

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Thu Jul 20 18:10:00 GMT 2006



  I've made a test release of gcc, version 3.4.4-2, available for download; it
will appear on your local mirror as soon as that mirror next refreshes.

  This is currently an experimental release owing to the presence of
regressions found during testing, although they appear only to relate to PCH
and profiling; the extra FAILS are:-

+FAIL: gcc.dg/pch/warn-1.c (test for excess errors)
+FAIL: gcc.dg/pch/warn-1.c (test for excess errors)

+FAIL: gcc.misc-tests/bprob-1.c execution: file bprob-1.gcda does not exist,
-g  -fprofile-arcs
+FAIL: gcc.misc-tests/bprob-1.c execution: file bprob-1.gcda does not exist,
-O3 -g -DPERFTIME  -fprofile-arcs
+FAIL: gcc.misc-tests/bprob-2.c execution: file bprob-2.gcda does not exist,
-g  -fprofile-arcs
+FAIL: gcc.misc-tests/bprob-2.c execution: file bprob-2.gcda does not exist,
-O3 -g -DPERFTIME  -fprofile-arcs

+FAIL: gcc.misc-tests/gcov-2.c gcov failed: gcov-2.c.gcov does not exist

  Therefore it seems probable that the compiler will still serve for most
conventional compilations, and this release is particularly aimed at helping
maintainers of packages who have experienced PR24196 to get new package
releases up and running.

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    PLEASE SEND BUG REPORTS, PROBLEMS, ETC. TO THE CYGWIN MAILING LIST.
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OBTAINING THE RELEASE
=====================

  To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.  Then,
run setup.exe, fill in all of the options, and make appropriate choices on the
"Select Packages" screen.  You'll need to select the Devel category to see gcc
and friends.

  Because this is an experimental release, it will not be selected for
installation by default; you will need to manually select the set of gcc
packages you want in the package chooser dialog.  Another consequence of this
being an experimental release is that if you re-run setup.exe, it will by
default revert your system to the current stable version of gcc, 3.4.4-1; you
must manually set the gcc packages to 'Skip' in the package chooser to retain
your experimental version.

NEWS
====

>From the README:

---------- version 3.4.4-2 -----------

2006-07-20

        * Experimental release of gcc-3.4.4-2 to fix PR24196,
          which has been causing problems passing std::string
          instances to dlls.  Implemented the patch by Paolo
          Carlini rather than using --enable-fully-dynamic-string.
        * Restored and updated GNU Pascal, but highly experimental
          and not seriously tested yet.
        * Updated build script, but one problem remains: /usr/src
          must be mounted in managed mode when setup.exe is used
          to install the sources, or they must be copied from
          there to a managed directory before building.


    cheers,
      DaveK

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