Debian Stretch Continues Eyeing GCC 6

Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 24 June 2016 at 11:04 AM EDT. 1 Comment
Matthias Klose has provided an update concerning plans for having GCC 6 become the default compiler of Debian 9.0 "Stretch."

Everything still is on target for making GCC 6 the default for Stretch; GCC6 is currently available in Debian Testing, build failures are being worked through in the testing/unstable world, and there will be some bug squashing parties this summer for trying to get GCC 6 into shape.

Matthias has a goal of seeing Stretch released without GCC 4.9 or GCC 5 being present. The hope is to make GCC 6 become the default compiler in July or around the time of the GCC 6.2 point release. Following the GCC 6 compiler becoming the default, Debian Stretch will also be upgrading to the latest GNU Binutils.

More details via this mailing list post.
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