[haiku-development] Re: Yet another newbee question

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 20:20:24 +0200

Hi,

On 2010-04-23 at 19:58:58 [+0200], x-otic@xxxxxxx <x-otic@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I recently discovered Haiku as a very interesting system and started to
> experiment with.

Welcome! :-)

> I'd like to contribute some work to Haiku, however have problems with
> compiling the sources.
> After having checked out the latest sources into a fresh Alpha 1 R1
> installation I get the error message
> that my gcc is not at the latest version.
> However, being a Windows developer I don't have a clue how to update to
> the new gcc.
> 
> Although my first "Hello World!" window was compiled successfully using
> Paladin,
> compiling the StyledEdit failed.
> I'd like to face the Ticket #5535 (StyledEdit Enhancement).
> So, do you have a hint?

The most easy solution would be to grab a nightly (gcc2/gcc4, same as the 
alpha1) and install that on top of your installation. (This will only 
replace the system folder, and merge the rest of folders. Perhaps remove 
/boot/develop before installing the nightly on top.) It contains an updated 
GCC package. Alternatively, you could hack the configure script to accept 
your gcc version, there haven't really been any changes to GCC that would 
require the new version.

Best regards,
-Stephan

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