[arch-dev-public] new gcc compiler in testing, better java support now
Jan de Groot
jan at jgc.homeip.net
Mon Apr 30 09:10:00 EDT 2007
A new compiler snapshot has been uploaded to testing. Lots of new
things, many bugfixes, etc. The most important thing here is that
gcc-gcj uses eclipse-ecj to compile itself and all programs compiled
with gcj. This makes gcc-gcj completely java 5.0 compatible. This
package also includes a web plugin, which is far from completed though.
This is important for AMD64 users, as Sun doesn't provide one in the
official jre package.
As a downsides of all these patches, libgcc_s.so now exports a GCC_4.2.0
symbol that wasn't in older releases. Be very careful with this one when
building packages for extra/current or community with these compilers,
as binaries that link in this versioned symbol will fail to run on older
If all is fine with these new compilers, I'll move them into current and
extra in a short while.
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