Recommended GCC version?
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Thu Jun 19 16:35:20 PDT 2008
On 20/06/2008, David Holmes - Sun Microsystems <David.Holmes at sun.com> wrote:
> Do we need to be careful about the word "recommended" here? There is a big
> difference between "compiles fine" and "works fine". Anyone using alternate
> compilers to build the JDK (Hotspot in particular) may encounter compiler
> specific bugs at runtime.
> Do we have a big disclaimer/warning somewhere about this? Any bug reports
> would need to include which compiler was used.
> David Holmes
I would hope one of the side effects of moving the JDK from a
proprietary to a community-based Free Software model would be that it
gets built, run and tested on a much wider range of platforms and
compilers. This has already started to happen.
The reality is that people aren't going to download and build a
specific copy of GCC just for OpenJDK, and distros will certainly want
it to build with the GCC they use for everything else.
As I say, the advantage of this now being a community project is that
this burden is no longer just in Sun's hands, everyone can help out.
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