> > I don't think this is a good idea. > > Who cares? ;) Me! > > By keeping the emphasis on GCC2 for Haiku R1 we can do a clean > > break > > with R2 - that means full backwards compatibility, and still have > > all > > the great API changes for GCC 4 compiled apps. > > I am not so sure doing 2 major changes at the same time is wise. Of > course it would be better in the sense that we wouldn't have 2 > breakages > (although being open-source now makes binary compatibility not much > of > a problem as it was with BeOS) but then it would complicate figuring > out > what changes actually broke something, for example. Right, I don't recall switching to both gcc4 and BSD libc in Zeta as being a sane and enlightening experience. I don't have strong view on gcc* yet though. François.