Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Valhalla
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2006-01-24

Answer this question for me.. are you a *BSD developer never mind one that actually works with the compiler/toolchain and helps to maintain it?

Are you?

You are the one who claimed that it was not due to GPLv3 but compiler toolchain maintenance problems past 4.2.1 which prevented use of later GCC versions and yet you haven't been able to point out any such problem, and also given the fact that later GCC versions are available through ports and from what I understand are capable of building the BSD's then your statement holds no water.

Unless of course you can point me to anything which backs you up?

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brynet Member since:
2010-03-02

He is.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Then maybe he can answer the question. I'm interested in the answer. I haven't heard similar complaints about maintainability from the GCC community and they weren't addressed in the video on the subject.

It sort of sounds like the questions about LLVM's future. As its relatively a new project mostly funded by Apple, there are some people that are a bit nervous that it might not be supported long term for the uses they have in mind. I think this was the reason why OpenBSD went with PCC: they wanted to be in control of the compiler. And maybe what the BSD Dev here is saying is that they feel like they have more control over LLVM's future than GCC's. Is that it?

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