gdb-4.95.1.tar.bz2 created

Eli Zaretskii eliz@delorie.com
Fri May 12 03:52:00 GMT 2000


> Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 09:41:12 +1000
> From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313@cygnus.com>
> 
> FYI, they are targeted at people that want to check that I've bundled up
> the final distribution correctly.  At this point the audience is likely
> to be very small - Eli for DOS, CGF for cygwin and me for random
> platform of the day.

I plan to ask people on the DJGPP developers' list to try the pretest,
once I make sure it builds for me without problems.

> Most people interested in GDB just check out a copy from CVS.
> 
> Well, at least that is the theory, :-)

IMHO, the official releases and semi-official pretests still have an
important role: they force the developers to try to put out a stable
distribution.  In contrast, grave bugs that are found in the CVS tree
can always be dismissed on the grounds that development sources are by
definition unstable.

Users who want reliable tools (as opposed to hackers who want to hack
;-) will not be happy with packages whose distribution is based solely
on CVS.  IMHO, of course.


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