egcs-1.0.3 Release

"Jaewoo Kim" <>
23 May 1998 00:40:49 -0400

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From: "Jaewoo Kim" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 23 May 1998 00:40:49 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: tools, available, GCC


      May 15, 1998

      We are pleased to announce the release of egcs-1.0.3.

      egcs is a collaborative effort involving several groups of hackers
      using an open development model to accelerate development and testing
      of GNU compilers and runtime libraries.

      egcs-1.0.3 is a minor update to the egcs-1.0.2 compiler to fix a few
      problems reported by Red Hat for builds of Red Hat 5.1.
          * Generic bugfixes:
                    + Fix a typo in the libio library which resulted in incorrect
                        behavior of istream::get.
                    + Fix the Fortran negative array index problem.
                    + Fix a major problem with the ObjC runtime thread support
                        exposed by glibc2.
                    + Reduce memory consumption of the Haifa scheduler.
          * Target specific bugfixes:
                    + Fix one x86 floating point code generation bug exposed by
                        glibc2 builds.
                    + Fix one x86 internal compiler error exposed by glibc2 builds.
                    + Fix profiling bugs on the Alpha.
                    + Fix ImageMagick & emacs 20.2 build problems on the Alpha.
                    + Fix rs6000/ppc bug when converting values from integer types
                        to floating point types.

      An important goal of egcs is to allow wide scale testing of new
      features and optimizations which are still under development. However,
      egcs has been carefully tested and should be comparable in quality to
      most gcc releases.

      egcs-1.0.3 is based on an August 2, 1997 snapshot of the gcc-2.8
      development sources; it contains nearly all of the new features found
      in gcc-2.8.

      egcs also contains many improvements and features not found in gcc-2.7
      or gcc-2.8.
          * Integrated C++ runtime libraries, including support for most major
              GNU/Linux systems!
          * The integrated libstdc++ library includes a verbatim copy of
              SGI's STL release instead of a modified copy.
          * Integrated GNU Fortran compiler
          * New instruction scheduler
          * New alias analysis code

      See the egcs web page for a more complete list of new features
      found in egcs-1.0.x releases.

You can ftp egcs-1.0.3 either as a full release, or as diffs from the egcs-1.0.2
release from the following sites:

Master site:
US (California)

Alternate site:
US (Massachusetts)

Direct Mirrors:
US (east coast)
US (Arizona)
US (California)
Czech Republic
Germany (Berlin)
Poland (Warsaw)

Sites which mirror indirectly via

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