[BLFS Trac] #2670: GC 7.1

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Fri Mar 12 19:53:34 PST 2010


#2670: GC 7.1
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 Reporter:  willimm  |       Owner:  randy@…                   
     Type:  task     |      Status:  assigned                  
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:  6.5                       
Component:  BOOK     |     Version:  SVN                       
 Severity:  normal   |    Keywords:                            
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Comment(by randy@…):

 Replying to [comment:7 randy@…]:
 > I have sent a personal email to Hans asking him to clarify what he
 considers to be the stable version of GC on a standard Linux platform. If
 I receive a response, I'll post it here.

 And within 10 hours I receive a reply. Here it is verbatim:
 {{{
 Unfortunately, we currently don't have a great story there.  I suspect
 most people will actually be better off with 7.2alpha4 than 6.8 or 7.1.
 We're trying to finally get 7.2 out.

 Hans

 > > -----Original Message-----
 > > From: Randy McMurchy [mailto:randy at linuxfromscratch.org]
 > > Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 11:18 AM
 > > To: Boehm, Hans
 > > Subject: Stable Version of GC
 > >
 > > Hello Hans,
 > >
 > > I am the Editor of a book named "Beyond Linux From Scratch".
 > > http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/general/gc.html
 > >
 > > That is our current page for your GC package. We've stayed at
 > > the 6.8 release because the information on your web site
 > > http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/
 > > says to use this version as it is considered the most mature
 > > and stable version.
 > >
 > > However, I'm wondering if perhaps the site has not been
 > > updated recently and that version 7.1 should be considered stable.
 > >
 > > Our book's policy is to include building instructions for
 > > packages that the upstream maintainers consider their stable
 > > version. Could you clarify for us what you consider to be the
 > > stable version of GC on a standard Linux platform?
 }}}

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