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    Debian switches to GCC 3.2 as default compiler
    Submitted by ametzler on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 – 09:09
    DebianRyan Murray posted some great news to debian-devel-announce yesterday. After long preparations and tests (and waiting for gcc to compile and work properly on m68k – Robot101) Debian has finally changed the default compiler (available as “gcc” and “g++”) to gcc 3.2 on all architectures in sid.

    Because gcc 3.2 changes the C++ ABI (you cannot link an application against two different C++ libraries, one compiled with gcc 2.95, the other compiled with gcc 3.2) the transition required careful preparations, and the change requires that the package maintainers follow the transition plan.

    Thanks to the gcc maintainers and all the other people who made this possible.

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    Subject: KDE 3 here we come!
    Author: binaryfeed
    Date: Wednesday, 2003/01/08 – 20:33
    I guess this means that KDE 3 will finally become part of the main debian branch!

    Anyone know if this will give faster load times for KDE apps and preclude the need for the kdeinit program? I thought I read somewhere that it would …

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    Subject: I believe it will – gcc 3.2 i
    Author: meldroc
    Date: Wednesday, 2003/01/08 – 22:20
    I believe it will – gcc 3.2 incorporates a lot of C++ optimizations, including the objprelink stuff that was used to speed things up.
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    Subject: Along these lines…
    Author: Psiren
    Date: Wednesday, 2003/01/08 – 21:18
    Does anyone know if Karolina’s excellent debs will be updated to g++ 3.2, or will we have to just wait til unstable gets its own.
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