Bug 18803 - gcc 2.96 is a development version
gcc 2.96 is a development version
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
David Lawrence
: 19554 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-10-10 09:06 EDT by derrien
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Description derrien 2000-10-10 09:06:05 EDT
From http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-2.96.html :
Please note that both GCC 2.96 and 2.97 are development versions; we 
do not recommend using them for production purposes.
Binaries built using any version of GCC 2.96 or 2.97 will not be portable 
to systems based on one of our regular releases.
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2000-10-10 09:37:21 EDT
That's not a bug, it was intentionally released.
We were stabilizing that compiler for half a year.
For reason why we chose to ship this compiler, see
We do recomment using this compiler for production purposes,
it is quite stable for us.
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2000-10-23 03:50:44 EDT
*** Bug 19554 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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