I tried gcc 4.0.0 from Twilight Dragon Media (they tell you NOT to try
4.0.1) and it works just fine. I copied their directory structure on top of
the existing MinGW directories, changed gcc to the gcc 4.0.0 executable name
in my makefile; did a clean make -- and my application ran! So far, a
I'll admit my test application isn't very big (though it is real code, not
just 'Hello World') however I turned on -sse3 and -sse4 and have had no
>From my Wikipedia reading it seems that Intel's SSE2 was a major enhancement
and that SSE4 is another major enhancement. For gcc it seems that the move
from 3.x.x to 4.x.x with the addition of autovectorization is a similar
major move forward. I was a Silicon Valley engineer for many years and I
hate to see good silicon go to waste so I always want the hardware to get a
good work-out. Of course I have no idea if my small application actually
engages that much (or any) of the SSE4 instructions.
From: "Cristian Adam" <cristian.adam@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] latest GCC version
> Clive McCarthy wrote:
>> Is it true that the _latest_ GCC version with Mingw is 3.4.5 --- from
>> The Ubuntu version is 4.2.4 from 2007.
>> The GCC website shows 4.3.4 is just released (August 2009)
>> I was hoping that my Ubuntu and XP ports would be built on compilers of
>> similar vintage.
> You might want to try TDM's GCC/mingw32 Builds
> (http://www.tdragon.net/recentgcc/). Recently gcc 4.4.1 was released.
> Having an automated installer is a very useful IMHO. I hope MinGW will
> update the MinGW automated installer to include gcc version 4.4.x.