Why GCC 4?

Ewan Mac Mahon ewan at macmahon.me.uk
Fri Mar 17 13:41:17 UTC 2006

On Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:47:55AM +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've wondered about this for a while. How come Ubuntu is compiled with 
> gcc 4? Is there a specific technical advantage to doing this?
> I can see the sense in still compiling the kernel with 3.3 (heck, the 
> kernel docs still recommend 2.95.3),

It hasn't been recommended for ages, and as of 2.6.16-rc6 the minimum
required version of gcc is given in Documentation/Changes as 3.2.

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