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Re: [Mingw-users] GCC-4.9.3 is now our current release

> From: Keith Marshall <keithmarshall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:35:13 +0000
> Many (perhaps even most) of you may already be aware that I published
> GCC-4.9.3 as our current GCC release, last Saturday.  You may install,
> or upgrade, using mingw-get, (either from the GUI, or from the command
> line), after first updating its catalogue, or, if you prefer to manage
> your installation manually, the requisite files may be found here:
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/MinGW/Base/gcc/Version4/gcc-4.9.3-1/
> Please be advised that this is a verbatim copy of the crossed-native
> build which I originally published as "experimental", in August 2015.
> It is NOT OpenMP enabled, (because I have not been able to create a
> _reliable_ build of POSIX threads support, to accompany it), and, for
> those of you who use Ada, there is no DLL build of the supporting
> runtime library, (because none was built by the GCC build machinery,
> when running my GNU/Linux hosted mingw32-gcc-4.9.3 cross-compiler).
> Please also be advised that, since I no longer use Windows myself, I
> have very limited experience using this build in its native state; (I
> have been using the corresponding cross-compiler for some time, with no
> problems, and I know some of you have been using the experimental build
> without reporting any issue).  I have taken the decision to publish this
> now, on the basis that no problem reports from users of the experimental
> build has to be better than annoying reminders about:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/mingw/bugs/2108/


FWIW, I'm using this on one of my development machines for the last 2
months, and had absolutely no problems with it.  Caveat: I only used
the C compiler since then, not even C++.

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