- Written by DaaT
- Category: Latest
- Published: 09 February 2009
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This is a week old news, but I just saw it (that's what I get for not having the Haiku site feed anymore, after a machine reinstallation). Thanks for an immense work by Michael Lotz, Haiku now has, and can be compiled using, GCC 4.3.3!
Haiku's had, for sometime now, a cross-compiler GCC 4.1.2, but Michael wanted to try and get native. And so he rolled up his sleeves and dug in. And he dug until he was knee deep in GCC4 code, seeing as it's such a huge project, as you can see from his, also huge, blog post.I won't bug you with excerpts from his post (you should head over and read it whole), but let me tell you, it looks like it was one heck of a ride and only increases Michael's merits over this.
What comes next? As Urias , I don't know either, but this opens up a lot of possibilities, especially for some interesting ports (Firefox 3, OpenOffice, etc). Let's wait and see...