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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Move to gcc 4.4.3 or stay with 4.3.4 ? Reply with quote

Hi,

Well a day that a new kde version gets into portage means a lot of compiling and it's a good opportunity to think if someone should move to a new compiler, which means some more compiling first. :D

My question is if it's worth it to move on using the 4.4.x series and 4.4.3 as of now or stay with the stable 4.3.4 (and maybe the 4.3.x series.)

OK, eventually we will move to the 4.4.x series but is it the right time now, or should I wait for gcc 4.4.4 ?

I do have a C2D but the question is in general.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been running gcc 4.4.3 for about 6 weeks now. Rebuilt my entire system with it (emerge @world). I've had zero problems. I'm running an amd64 arch, so I can't comment on others.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have java enabled as a USE flag for gcc, then my advice would be to stay with gcc-4.3. There has been bugs associated with java for the past 6 months or more. Essentially, I can't recompile this gcc-4.4.2 or gcc-4.4.3 because of those bugs.

For reference: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=281907

Other than this one bug, I haven't had any problems with running gcc-4.4.2 for roughly the past 8 months (can't compile gcc-4.4.3 because of above bug). This is for both x86 and amd64 stable systems (with a few testing packages).
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