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Re: Samuel: Do you have permission to _enable_ the gccgo patches again?

From: Svante Signell
Subject: Re: Samuel: Do you have permission to _enable_ the gccgo patches again?
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 02:52:36 +0200

On Tue, 2018-03-27 at 00:49 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Svante Signell, on lun. 26 mars 2018 19:50:58 +0200, wrote
> Well, a month is a long time indeed. I guess he needed to move forward,
> so he dropped; no big deal.

Yes it is a big deal. If somebody spends numerous (spare time, unpaid) hours
porting gccgo to Hurd and that work is thrown away then this _is_ a big deal.

> But we don't care about previous versions but the last version.

See below.

> My point is: no, it's not obvious to just commit and forget.  While it
> *is* obvious to just fix what's currently there.  If you don't see why
> that commit was a move forward concerning Debian, please do check its
> consequences and think about it.


> > As I wrote in that bug report, all needed patches are there. And as the bug
> > report says: gcc-8 (8-8-20180321-1 and earlier) was successfully built.
> But that's not the latest version, as you said it, even.

Latest released Debian version of gcc-8 is 8-8-20180321-1, see

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