An article about the Cygnus tree

Michael Sokolov msokolov@ivan.Harhan.ORG
Mon Sep 4 17:32:00 GMT 2000


Geoff Keating <geoffk@cygnus.com> wrote:

> 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.

OK, I checked this in:

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  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.
  
  All these programs have been integrated into the Cygnus tree so completely that
  they no longer exist separately from it. Moreover, some of these programs are
--- 45,52 ----
  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 a public project and competed with FSF's gcc project. Finally, in spring
! 1999 FSF closed their gcc project and EGCS was renamed into GCC.
  
  All these programs have been integrated into the Cygnus tree so completely that
  they no longer exist separately from it. Moreover, some of these programs are

BTW, what did EGCS stand for?

> Well, I for one would like to see a combined tree.

That's why I wrote:

: Some of the GCC maintainers have said that they liked the idea. However,
: there seems to be some politics playing against it, apparently coming from
: FSF. Thus it appears that the next battle is going to be between us,
: developers, and the politicians.

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