On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Brian Dessent <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The problem is that MinGW gcc releases contain a huge number of local
patches by Danny. They are not just vanilla FSF releases. The patches
fix a number of issues that aren't fixed upstream. It's a ton of work
to maintain a local tree like that, and I wouldn't be surprised to find
that Danny finds it quite painful to make releases.
Of course, a great deal of the patchset in Danny's 4.2 release were
backports from 4.3: ...
So the real issue is not that FSF gcc doesn't build or doesn't work, but
rather that vanilla FSF gcc has never been stable enough to call it the
system compiler, for either MinGW or Cygwin.