KQEMU 1.3.0pre10 released - under the GPL
Posted Feb 8, 2007 11:29 UTC (Thu) by danshearer
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> > That was the idea, but it is quite fragile and tied to specific GCC
> > versions.
> Some people bring this up as if it's a bad thing.
> And we are talking about developers. Distributions can arrange binaries
> that won't need gcc 4.
1. gcc 4 doesn't neccesarily work at all on a given architecture, and this will always be the case in some circumstances as versions shift under our feet. I was in this situation with QEMU on a pure AMD64 setup last year.
2. Most QEMU use is not production. For experimenting and testing people often want to compile QEMU, even if just to incorporate a patch someone posted. Such QEMU users usually have some other primary goal -- testing networking maybe, or some funny OS -- and building GCC isn't necessarily something they will think of or even be able to easily do.
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