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Re: [PATCH 2/2] RFT: Remove ABS macro from boot/i386/pc/boot.S

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] RFT: Remove ABS macro from boot/i386/pc/boot.S
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 19:15:02 +0200

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 9:16 PM, Robert Millan<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 08:34:41PM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
>> Haiku can be compiled and can use either gcc 4.x or gcc2.95. The main
>> reason for them to keep gcc 2.95 possibility is the binary
>> compatibility with BeOS. As François Revol explained me on IRC C++ ABI
>> changed from gcc2 to gcc3 and as BeOS and Haiku heavily rely on C++
>> it's impossible to launch BeOS apps under Haiku if it was compiled
>> with gcc4.
> Ok, but this doesn't seem to be related to GRUB, since we don't need to
> link its utils with any proprietary code.  Can't they compile runtime
> libraries intended for BeOS compatibility using gcc2 and use gcc4 for
> GRUB (and, well, just about everything else)?
gcc2 even the one updated by haiku has bugs. I don't think we should
go long way just to support it. Hence I withdraw my request for
holding this patch back because of it
> --
> Robert Millan
>  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
>  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
>  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."
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