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SubjectRe: We interrupt you regularly scheduled catfight for.. Linux
> 	come from ?  I have been under the impression that that is just
> what we were trying to get away from . I am reminded of other
> os's that required their propritary compiler in order to create
> a os image . Please let us not travel that road . Tia , JimL

We've always had the kernel tied to specific ranges of kernels and binutils.
Given the nature of kernel code it is very hard to avoid and it takes a lot
of time to get a new compiler version supported and trusted.

In terms of needing a specific compiler well you need gcc or some variant of
it. Linux is written very much in GNU c


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