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GCC 4.1.1 port first release available

Published: 24th Dec 2008, 12:58:43 | Permalink | Printable

A port of the open source C/C++ compiler package GCC 4.1.1 is now available for download. This build produces executables in a format found on Unix-like OSes, paving the way for support for shared libraries and the possibility of using powerful debugging tools from other platforms.

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Great news, and congratulations to the GCC team. Will important projects like NetSurf be able to take advantage of these new features?

 is a RISC OS Userlym on 27/12/08 11:06AM
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 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 27/12/08 1:44PM
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It is really great that we finally have capable compiler technology available for RISC OS (even if the most important language, Ada, ist still not working properly). My thanks are going to the GCCSDK team. Great work.

On the other hand, it is also sad that it had to happen via a "hobbyist" approach. I think it was one of Acorn's biggest mistakes (and we all know that this is a rather tough competition!) to concentrate on their ageing Norcroft compiler technology, especially when it became clear that proper C++ will not happen. An engineer dedicated to "GCC on RISC OS" could have made a big difference.

 is a RISC OS Userhubersn on 29/12/08 10:33AM
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Jeffrey Lee suggests recompiling FFMpeg with GCC 4.1.1 would be beneficial to its speed:


 is a RISC OS UserAW on 31/12/08 12:52PM
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I downloaded the kit, but am having great difficulty with getting it to work. There seem to be all kinds of paths built in which don't help, and it doesn't seem able to find all the stuff it needs. I remember installing earlier versions which worked without pain. Any ideas, anyone?

 is a RISC OS Userbengershon on 31/12/08 9:24PM
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We can certainly help you further on the gcc mailing list [link] .

 is a RISC OS Userjoty on 1/1/09 2:57PM
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