[haiku-development] Re: Alpha 3 : better late than never

  • From: Matt Madia <mattmadia@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 16:24:22 +0000

On 2011 5 29 12:14, "Jim Saxton" <black.belt.jimmy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >Yes, this is the main problem. It's easy to solve : forget about the gcc4
and >gcc4hybrid versions of Haiku, and use the officially supported one
> >No need for symlinks all over the place.
> By hosting gcc4 hybrid images, Haiku has efectively made two
> distrobutions. It is too late now, the cat is out of the bag. There
> are the gcc2 hybrid distrobution and the gcc4 hybrid distrobution.
> Haiku will be juged by the usefullness of both distrobutions. The
> Haiku devs can ignore one and be juged poorly, or support both and
> have a better image.

The non-gcc2hybrid versions are only available as nightly images.
www.haiku-files.org explicitly states that official releases, upto and
including R1 will be gcc2hybrid, that the other veraions are onky for
testing, and that it is recommended to use a gcc2hybrid.   Plain as day.

Anyone who packages software for a gcc4hybrid and fails to take the time to
make sure it works on the official release, (or at least a nightly image of
the official release style, gcc 2 hybrid)  is doing a disservice to the


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