Red Hat: no desktop products coming
Posted Apr 21, 2008 6:57 UTC (Mon) by nix
In reply to: Red Hat: no desktop products coming
Parent article: Red Hat: no desktop products coming
You mean,... who ever puts in their repositorys win4lin or the free vmware
player that anyone can download and install for free... ha! not to mention
the commercial version of crossover that always lags several months what
is then release to the wine tree... is gonna to be banished from the
No, simply that free software
vendors are unlikely to do it,
because a compiler intermediate representation of Adobe Whatever is
GCC has nothing to fear, because GCC will always be better...
Unfortunately, GCC is not
better at single-machine optimization
than many vendor compilers (although it is getting better). So this really
be a temptation. (What's worse is the temptation of hooking
up a new frontend
, and this has
been tried: if GCC had been
partitionable as you suggest, we wouldn't have a free Objective C frontend
Better GCC can be in GPLv3
sigh. GCC has been GPLv3 since that license's release. Do pay attention.
Now if GCC is left behind technologically, it will be much more prone to
abuse, than if it risks and gets into techs that are clearly not screen
free from abuse.
If GCC gets left behind technologically, nobody will want to stick their
favourite proprietary frontend on it.
(Anyway, it's not me you've got to convince; it's RMS. Getting RMS
to change his mind when he has reasons to think one thing is hard.
Good luck. I'd not even bother trying until your ideas are much more
Get "bold" please.
I just don't think optimizers are magic. You seem to think they are.
(Again, the magic autoparallelize-everything optimizer does not
. It's not just that oh look nobody's written one: nobody knows
how such a thing might be written.)
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