Linked by snydeq on Mon 18th Apr 2011 22:07 UTC
General Development InfoWorld's Peter Wayner takes a look at 13 open source development projects making waves in the enterprise. From Git to Hadoop to build management tools, "even in the deepest corners of proprietary stacks, open source tools can be found, often dominating. The reason is clear: Open source licenses are designed to allow users to revise, fix, and extend their code. The barber or cop may not be familiar enough with code to contribute, but programmers sure know how to fiddle with their tools. The result is a fertile ecology of ideas and source code, fed by the enthusiasm of application developers who know how to 'scratch an itch'."
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RE: Wohoo.
by SamuraiCrow on Tue 19th Apr 2011 02:09 UTC in reply to "Wohoo."
SamuraiCrow
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2005-11-19

Technically you are correct. Although building GCC on any platform is a nightmare, using it is supported by many other tools like Qt Creator using Qt and Code::Blocks under wxWidgets. Nonetheless, I hope Clang takes center stage in ways that GCC cannot.

GCC has no JIT compiler capabilities, no IDE integration support, and is not as well documented as Clang is. Likewise the LLVM mailing list is much friendlier, I've heard, than what GCC's is.

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RE[2]: Wohoo.
by Neolander on Wed 20th Apr 2011 16:22 in reply to "RE: Wohoo."
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2010-03-08

building GCC on any platform is a nightmare

I'm surprised you say this.

I've been building GCC-based cross compilers on both Windows (Cygwin) and Linux without any single issue to date. Everything has always worked as expected by boringly following the instructions. Among all source packages I've ever put my hands on, GCC has been the easiest to play with by far.

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