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Folks,

Some of you may have already noticed that GCC-6.3 packages have been 
available, in our FRS, for some weeks now.  I'd now like to integrate 
these into the mingw-get delivery system, before I move on to looking 
at GCC-7, but in the process, I'd also like to (finally) eliminate 
the legacy of the degenerately broken package structure, which was 
introduced for GCC-4.8.1, (and has not been reproduced thereafter).

To clarify: GCC-4.8.1 unnecessarily (and illogically) introduced a "dev" 
component package category, splitting the content of the "bin" component 
packages into two mutually interdependent (and logically inseparable) 
sub-packages; (all previous, and all subsequent, versions have simply 
delivered such logically inseparable content in the form of a single integrated "bin" component package per compiler language).  The problem, 
created by the GCC-4.8.1 packages, is the XML gymnastics required to 
remove the residual content, left behind by those "dev" packages, lest 
that should interfere with an upgrade to a later version, (or roll back 
to an earlier version).

So, do any of you still have MinGW.org's GCC-4.8.1 installed?  If so, 
are you willing to accept a procedural instruction to remove its "dev" 
component packages, before upgrading (or rolling back) to any other 
version?  Or otherwise, are you willing to accept, and deal with the 
swathe of "conflict" error diagnostics which mingw-get will emit, if I 
don't engage in the aforementioned XML gymnastics?

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Regards,
Keith.

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