Why so many gcc updates in the last week or so?

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at smart.net
Thu Jul 21 09:12:24 UTC 2022

It seems there have been updates for one version or multiple versions of gcc or their libraries nearly every day lately. What’s up with that?

If one has to recompile (some are prebuilt, thankfully), that REALLY slows down updates. With 7 systems (4 of which are VMs at different macOS versions), anything that makes updates slower is not fun. Not to mention about 22 Linux, Solaris, or Windows systems (mostly VMs/LDOMs/zones, not physical boxes! not nearly as much hardware as it sounds like) getting updated too. (nostalgia for decades of being in IT, and that doesn’t even count emulators for Apollo workstation, IBM mainframe, and other exotica distantly remembered)

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