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SubjectRe: linux-2.2.20a and gcc 3.0 ?
>>>>gcc-2.95.4 does not exist! The latest stable release is 2.95.3.
>>>>
>>>Ah, it does exist. You have to check it out from CVS from the GCC people.
>>>I've no doubt a release will be made soon.
>>>
>>That's what's called a not released product.
>>
>>2.95.4 might or might not be released shortly.
>>
>>It is not the final 2.95.4 that is in the CVS.
>>
>>Another word for it might be BETA...
>>
>
> We're being extremely conservative about patches applied to the 2.95.x
> CVS branch. It is intended always to be release-quality material.

I am aware of this.

> I'm not aware of any plans for an official 2.95.4 anytime soon.
> However, system integrators often track that CVS branch with their GCC
> packages. For instance:
>
> $ gcc -v
> Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.4/specs
> gcc version 2.95.4 20011006 (Debian prerelease)

I know how it's done, it's just that in my eyes a stable release is the
one where you know there's only 1 .... A 2.95.4 package built on
different days (from CVS) will differ. A 2.95.4 package built on
different ways from a .tar.gz marked as 'release' will not differ.

For instance chasing a kernel bug is difficult when 1 person might use 1
version of a compiler and another uses a different version when both
says 2.95.4, no matter how miniscule the difference.

// Stefan


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