[haiku-development] Re: Request to work on newer buildtools integration (GCC/Binutils)

On 2009-10-29 at 23:40:58 [+0800], Joseph Prostko 
<joe.prostko+haiku@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> I have been working on getting GCC 4.4 working in Haiku since around
> the time that GCC 4.4.0 came out.  I think GCC 4.4 has matured enough
> now that we should consider moving from 4.3.3 to 4.4.2.
> 
> Here's what needs to happen, and I'd be willing to do:
> 
> 1.) Vendor import GCC 4.4.2 (at least core/g++, possibly objc)
> 2.) Vendor import MPFR 2.4.1
> 3.) Vendor import GMP 4.3.1
> 4.) Vendor import PPL 0.10.2 (required for Graphite loop optimization 
> framework)
> 5.) Vendor import CLooG-PPL 0.15.7 (also required for Graphite)
> 6.) Patch/integrate all of the above
> 7.) Make changes to configure, build/scripts/build_cross_tools_gcc4,
> and build/jam/BuildSetup as required
> 8.) Apply changes to Haiku source to allow Haiku to build/run using GCC 4.4
> 9.) Update Binutils to 2.19.1
> 9.) Create optional package and update build/jam/OptionalPackages

Sounds good (ignoring your counting problems ;-)).

> The plan would be to import everything needed to do a full-on GCC
> build, but not do it by default when building the cross-tools.  By
> default, Graphite loop optimization would not be built in or enabled,
> but could be optionally built in and enabled via a configure flag when
> building the buildtools.
> 
> The optional package, however, would be built with Graphite loop
> optimizations available, but not enabled (as is the case for GCC
> normally anyways).

Sounds good as well.

> If you guys would like to take a vote to see if you'd like me to do
> this, I would appreciate it.  If allowed to proceed, it might take me
> some time to get up and running (as I've never used SVN before in a
> committer role), but I should be able to get the job done.
> 
> It might make sense to keep me locked away in a branch, at least
> initially, but I'll trust your discretion on this one.

I'd be fine with granting you full commit access and see how it goes.

CU, Ingo

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