* Obsoleting unmaintained targets
@ 2003-12-02 23:24 Jim Wilson
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From: Jim Wilson @ 2003-12-02 23:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
To: gcc-announce; +Cc: gcc
In the GCC 3.4 release (still some time in the future), the GCC
developers are obsoleting a number of old unmaintained targets.
Obsoleting these old systems allows the development team to focus its
limited resources to support those systems that are used by more people.
These targets can still be configured by using the --enable-obsolete
option. If no one steps forward to maintain these targets, they will be
deleted in a future gcc release.
Below, please find the complete list, in the form of GNU target
triplets. This has been extensively revised from the list that was
originally posted in March.
If you feel strongly that support for one of these targets should not be
removed, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Traditionally,
GCC has been more receptive to requests that a particular target not be
removed if a volunteer is available to maintain that target, so if
you're interested in volunteering you should state that explicitly.
Also, "there are 1000 of us using this machine heavily all day long and
we were planning to upgrade to GCC 3.4" is probably more likely to sway
the development team than "I think there is still one of those in my
All targets for these architectures have been obsoleted:
Individual targets that have been obsoleted:
# This does not affect Interix3 support which remains.
# This is only the a.out netbsd targets, the elf netbsd targets
# This is only the default target, which is no longer useful.
# The *BSD, Ultrix, and Sysv targets remain.
Jim Wilson, GNU Tools Support, http://www.SpecifixInc.com
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